[UPDATED: August 12, 2021] Please note that due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) related travel restrictions and vaccine requirements, study abroad options may be affected. Many programs are open for in-person instruction, however, ApplyESL recommends contacting schools of interest to check status, and local embassies or consulates, to obtain information regarding visa services currently available.
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Frequently Asked Questions and Q&A



Visas for Married Students

I am a Chinese student and very interested in studying English in the US for 3 months. I am 24 years old and not married. My friend said it will be hard for me to get a visa. Is it true? Please help me. Ming


Dear Ming,
This is a good question and a bit difficult to answer generally due to the fact that embassies and consulates (which process visa applications) vary around the world in terms of requirements and processing times. Technically speaking, your age and marital status should not influence your ability to obtain a student visa, but your ability to provide financial documentation and also prove that you intend to return to your country once your studies are completed may have some influence on the decision. The truth is sometimes it is difficult to tell whether a visa will be received or not, but it may help to speak with former students from your country and those who have been through the process. Good luck to you!

ApplyESL.com Advisor