If your visa has expired, you need to get a new visa from a US consulate or embassy outside of the US. You can’t apply for a new visa inside the US. Visit your country's US Embassy or Consulate website to learn about what you will need for your student visa.
Review information on how to make a visa appointment, and to check on visa wait times in the city you plan to apply. If you have applied for a visa and have been waiting for more than one month for the results of a security advisory opinion, be sure to contact us.
An unexpired passport valid at least six months into the future.
Proof of financial support as reflected on the I-20 or DS-2019. This may include personal or family bank statements, an affidavit of support, or copies of your fellowship or scholarship letter.