F1 Host agency
Frequently asked questions
An F1 visa is issued to international students who are attending an academic program or English Language Program at a US college or university. F-1 students must maintain the minimum course load for full-time student status.
The United States government offers three student visa types including F, J, and M. Before you can apply for an F, J, or M student visa, you must first apply and be accepted by a U.S. institution of higher education that is certified by the Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP).
The process of applying for an F1 visa can be daunting, as it can take anywhere between 2 months to 10 months. Here are each of the steps broken down. The F1 Visa process begins by applying and gaining admission to a SEVP school.
Most international students are legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer (through CPT, Academic Training, or OPT). But most international students will eventually require visa sponsorship. If a student is underage, an agency or an individual must act as his or her legal guardian in the United States.
We will conduct a thorough background check on our prospective host families. We want out host families to be caring, loving, and supportive toward our international students. If you are interested in becoming a host family, please don't hesitate to contact us.