Temporary Visas

The M-1 visa is for vocational students enrolled full-time in a formal education program at an authorized non-academic vocational or technical school. M-1 students are issued a Form I-20MN by the school, and must register for inclusion in the SEVIS database. M-1 students are admitted for a fixed time period, which is the time necessary to complete the course of study, plus any authorized practical training (the maximum is two months) plus a grace period of 30 days to depart after completion of the program or practical training.