Visa Guidelines:
F-1 Visa

This is the most common type of student visa. If you wish to engage in academic studies in the United States at an approved school, such as an accredited US college or university, private secondary school, or approved English language programme, then you need an F-1 visa. You will also need an F-1 visa if your course of study is more than 18 hours a week.

M-1 Visa
If you plan to engage in non-academic or vocational study or training at a US institution, then you need an M-1 visa.

Application Items

To apply for an F or M visa, you must submit the following:

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  • A Non-immigrant Visa Electronic Application (DS-160) Form.

  • A passport valid for travel to the United States with a validity date at least six months beyond your intended period of stay in the United States (unless country-specific agreements provide exemptions). If more than one person is included in your passport, each person desiring a visa must submit an application.

  • A receipt showing payment of your US$160 non-refundable, non-immigrant visa application processing fee, paid in local currency.

  • A Form I-901 SEVIS fee receipt indicating the SEVIS fee. The SEVIS website has more details.

After that one has to book an appointment with the help of Embassy website or the call centre. You will need three pieces of information in order to schedule your appointment:

  • Your passport number

  • The date you paid your fee

  • The ten (10) digit barcode number from your DS-160 confirmation page

Visit the US embassy or consulate on the date and time of your visa interview. You must bring a printed copy of your appointment letter, your DS-160 confirmation page, one photograph taken within the last six months, your current and all old passports, and the original visa fee payment receipt. Applications without all of these items will not be accepted.

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Are US Neurosurgeons rich enough to live a comfortable life in the United States?

Nikki Nair 2nd Apr, 2020

Hello Aspirant

It will totally depend where are you working and what are you getting paid.

As US is anyways costly ,there lifestyle tends to change.Neurosurgeons in Us are paid according to their qualification as well as where they work

According to research

The average income for a neurosurgeon is $775,968

The middle range income is approx $704,170

the lowest paid are $350,000

And the top 10 % of the neurosurgeon get a pay of $1,229,881 per year!

So it totally depends upon your qualification and the place you work if you can have a comfortable life or not



I wish to become a Neurosurgeon, I predict that I have a career period of 30 years. I wish to practice half career in the countries of the US, Singapore, the UK, Canada, New Zealand, or Australia and I wish to practice last half of my career in India. Is my wish possible? Is my wish a good one?

Manish Singh 2nd Apr, 2020

As long as you have an active medical license in your country that being india yes you can practice medicine anywhere in the world provided that you have some references who can recommend you to the place you want to work at and a good background check. That is the most important thing to consider. And yes your wish can come true if you work hard for it. All the best


Are Neurosurgeons happier than Neurologists in the United States?

Akram Khan 1st Apr, 2020


Neurologist and Neurosurgeons both treat the conditions related to nervous system. The difference lie in the practice of surgery as neurologist does not perform surgery. A doctors profession is a Devine profession. The routine is also busy for a doctor. But if he like his job and do it with a sense of servicing people definitely his soul find relief and satisfaction.

Though I don't have any survey or case study  data in my knowledge  about this fact of happiness but in my opinion the happiness is an internal matter of an individual. So if one is satisfied with his job he would be happy with it where ever he live.If not the job becomes a tiresome task for individual.

If you are looking happiness as a matter of wealth then whatever is your specialization how skillful you are determine your rate of success.

Hops this helps.


Are Neurosurgeons happy in the United States?

Richa Gautam 1st Apr, 2020

There are a number of factors that determine a neurosurgeon's lifestyle. These include subspecialty, academic vs. private practice, practice location, availability of residents/PAs, call schedule etc. The same factors also affect your salary. In the end you can tailor your lifestyle to some extent based on what's important to you. It's also important to distinguish the lifestyle of a neurosurgery resident from a neurosurgeon. The former is a lot more difficult in terms of hours, sleep etc.

When a neurosurgeon is on duty, his/her day might be very hectic or simple. It all depends upon the commitments.

  • OPD day - It is mandatory to take ward round in morning before going to OPD. It is done to know about current status of patients. Neurosurgical patients can deteriorate at any time. Daily rounds help in knowing change in consciousness and neurological status. After round, OPD begins. It includes patients of headache, seizures, backache and few patients of tumor/neurological malformations. Most patients need thorough examination. So seeing more than 50 patients in a day is quite hectic and damaging to brain.
  • Ward round day - Every neurosurgeon takes grand round in ward once or twice a week. This round include examination of dressings, file check up, treatment evaluation, reading and discussion of MRI/CT. Usually this day is relatively light as compared to other days if all patients are okay.
  • OT day - Again very hectic day. After round, most neurosurgeons do OT. Most of the neurosurgical procedures are very tiring and of long duration (4–10 hours). Every procedure requires extreme concentration and dine movements of fingers.

After finishing hospital, every neurosurgeon spends the day just like other persons, except light night calls and writing about articles.


What is the Working hours of Neurosurgeons in the United States?

Deepshikha Student Expert 30th Mar, 2020
A neurosurgeon can be understood as a a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system.
Coming to your question, neurosurgeons or any doctor for that matter, has no fixed schedule. Sometimes they have to work throughout the day without any rest. A doctor's time is for the patient.
The schedule is different for different doctors depending upon the hospital he works in or the number pf patients.
Hope this helps.
Good luck.
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