USjournal.com - For the latest news about student visas, go to the United States Department of Homeland Security site, "Study in the States." You can apply for a visa only after you’ve been accepted to study at a specific campus. The campus will send you an application for a student visa, called an I-20, along with instructions. Your local U.S. Embassy or Consulate can also provide the requirements of your specific situation – such as proving that you have sufficient funds to pay for tuition and living expenses during your stay in America. The visa process may seem complicated, but remember, the professionals at your campus and U.S. officials in your country help thousands of students successfully complete the process each year. Know the law about your student visa. It is your responsibility to obey it.