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In 2020, RapidVisa became part of Boundless Immigration. RapidVisa has been featured in Fast Company, Newsweek, and The Washington Post, among others. Founded in 2007, RapidVisa has helped over 70,000 people on their immigration journeys with a Better Business Bureau “A+” Rating and a 99.7% success rate.


F-1/M-1/J-1 Student Visa

For international study and exchange programs in the U.S.

  • Full student visa application service
  • Paperwork filing and visa interview scheduling
  • Customer support 7 days a week
  • Exclusive interview prep materials from a former U.S. consular officer

One-time fee $175

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RapidVisa can help you navigate the student visa process from start to finish.

Full Application Service

We’ll help prepare and file your application, schedule your visa appointment, and prepare for your interview.

Cost Effective

One low payment of $175 + government fees — no surprise costs. If your student visa is denied, we’ll help you reapply for no additional cost (government fees excluded).

Personalized Support

All your questions answered! Live phone, chat, and email support 7 days a week.

Trusted Partner

We’re more than a document preparation service, we’re a trusted partner. Get hands-on guidance and interview prep materials from a former U.S. consular officer.

Full service without the premium price tag of a lawyer

RapidVisa F-1/M-1/J-1 Service

$175 + government filing fees

Private immigration attorney fees

$1350-$3000 USD + government filing fees

How It Works

  1. Answer simple questions online

    Answer simple online questions at your convenience. Once complete, our team will check your responses within four business hours and provide you with detailed feedback. *Please note that this service is designed for individuals who are already admitted to a school or exchange program and need assistance applying for their visa.

  2. Get a personalized document checklist

    After your online questionnaire is complete, our team will provide you instructions on which supporting documents to upload and in what format.

  3. Complete and file DS-160

    After your questionnaire and documents are ready to go, our team will help you fill out and submit your DS-160 (Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application). We’ll provide you with detailed instructions and be there to help every step of the way.

  4. Prepare for your visa appointment

    RapidVisa will help you schedule your visa appointment at the appropriate U.S. embassy or consulate. You’ll then get access to interview training videos and other exclusive content conducted by a former consular officer so you can attend your interview with confidence.

  5. Get unlimited support

    We stay with you until you arrive in the United States, answering any other questions you may have. If your visa is denied, we’ll help you reapply as many times as you need for no additional cost.


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IMPORTANT UPDATE (APRIL 2023): The U.S. Department of State announced that it will increase nonimmigrant visa fees effective June 17, 2023. Among the changes is a 15% increase for travel, student, and exchange visas. Learn more about the upcoming fee increase and the costs you can expect for each visa type here.


Flat fee $175 + government filing fees

  • Full service from start to finish
  • Exclusive content including interview preparation tips
  • Apply from anywhere in the world!
  • Customer support 7 days a week


Can anyone apply for a student visa?

In order to apply for an F-1, M-1, or J-1 visa, an applicant must have a sponsor (either a private or public institution such as a university) that has been approved by the U.S. Department of State. Approval from a sponsor is one of the eligibility requirements an applicant must meet before filing their student visa application. Upon acceptance into an accredited F-1/M-1/J-1 program, an official form I-20 (F-1/M-1) or DS-2019 (J-1) will be issued to the prospective student. RapidVisa’s team will determine whether you have a government-approved sponsor before moving forward with your application. More information on government-approved sponsors can be found on the U.S. Department of State website.

Before applying with Boundless + RapidVisa, Please note that this service is designed for individuals who are already admitted to a school or exchange program and need assistance applying for their visa. Boundless + RapidVisa cannot assist with finding you a school or exchange program to apply for, but once you are admitted and ready to complete the visa process, we are here to help!

Can RapidVisa guarantee my student visa will be approved?

Neither RapidVisa nor any third party can guarantee that an applicant for a student visa will be approved. The decision to approve or deny an application is completely up to the U.S. government.

Every application that is completed through RapidVisa, however, goes through a rigorous quality-assurance process and is thoroughly reviewed by our dedicated team before it is submitted to the U.S. government.

I have legal questions I need answered. Is there a way I can talk to an attorney?

If you have specific legal questions and would like to consult with an immigration attorney before proceeding with RapidVisa or the F-1/M-1/J-1 visa service, you may be interested in Boundless’ Ask My Attorney (AMA) service. AMA is a subscription service where subscribers pay $49 to get unlimited 30-minute consultations with Boundless-affiliated independent immigration attorneys. Learn more about Ask My Attorney.

How much does this all cost?

RapidVisa can help you assemble and file your F-1/M-1/J-1 student visa application for $175. This flat rate covers your complete application package, interview prep, and personalized support from start to finish. For government fees, F-1/M-1 applicants pay a $160 Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fee and $350 Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee, while J-1 applicants pay a $160 MRV fee and $220 SEVIS fee.

How do I get started?

To get started on your application with RapidVisa, create your free account here: Follow the prompts to create your account, select the petition or application that applies to your situation (in this case, F-1/M-1/J-1) and simply answer the questions in our online questionnaire. We’ll take it from there!


Everything that could go wrong while applying for a visa during a pandemic, went wrong. Without the right documents and the corrections made by Rapid Visa, this lengthy process would have been doubled! The interviewer for my husband’s visa even commented on how well organized all his paperwork was. That was not a reflection of me, but Rapid Visa. All people who want to go about this process alone, don’t do it! Pay the fee and do it right the first time. It’ll be well worth it.
Rabin and Rita
The process was easy. They guided us through all the paperwork and documents needed. They have 3 different people check each document package and if there was anything missing they contacted us, and sent them what was needed. They always answered questions promptly, I either called or emailed them. My wife now has her green card.
Gerard and Vilma
The eagle has landed! My husband arrived from Ghana in February. I am over the moon. Thank you for helping me to clearly understand the process. It helped us to avoid a lot of pitfalls.
Also, if you’re reading this review because you’re looking for a company to help you navigate the scary, treacherous waters of the US Fiance Visa process (or even the Green Card and Citizenship process), I absolutely cannot recommend RapidVisa enough!!!! They are an absolutely STELLAR company to work with! This is the third time I have used them, and each time, they have brought my wife and I through the process as smoothly as it could possibly be.
THANK GOD FOR RAPID VISA I am speechless. My fiance & I are so appreciative of Rapid Visa (RV). We were super nervous about our entire petition ordeal but when we hired RV... They simplified everything for us and made our path a little smoother and stress-free. We are forever grateful for them and in about 6 months, our petition was approved. We would not have done it without them. Anna Liza was so patient, kind, and very responsive to my needs. Thank you so much RV for having great passion in our petition!!!