Student Immigration

As an international student or foreign citizen, a visa is typically required to enter the United States, regardless of the duration of stay. The majority of foreign students obtain an F1 visa, with additional information on this and other categories available below. USCIS, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service, is responsible for issuing and regulating visas for international students. Obtaining a visa to study or work in the United States can be a daunting process. To provide our students with accurate information on their student or work visa, we have created the International Student Visa and Immigration Center.


F1 Student Visa

The F1 Visa is the most prevalent visa awarded to students entering the United States. It is often provided to students who are travelling to the United States to participate in an academic program or to study English as a Second Language. F1 students must retain full-time student status.

J1 Student Visa

The J1 Visa is awarded to students who need practical training as part of their academic degree; however, there is also a big program known as the "Work/Travel Program" under the J1 Visa that allows students to come to the United States for three to four months to work and travel.

M1 Student Visa

An M1 visa is provided to a student who will be attending a vocational or non-academic school.

Green Card Lottery

Learn all there is to know about the Green Card Lottery program, often known as the US Diversity Lottery.

H-1B Visa

The H-1B visa is often awarded to non-citizens who will be working in jobs requiring advanced theoretical or technical knowledge.

EB-5 Visa

The EB-5 Visa, also known as the Immigrant Investor Visa, was developed to allow immigrants to obtain permanent residence in the United States by a one-time investment.

New York Metropolitan University Values Diversity

According to Erika Martin, Vice President of Enrollment Management at NYMU, we place a strong emphasis on having a diverse student body because we believe that exposure to a variety of viewpoints provides students with the opportunity to learn from one another.