F1 students and students from India and other emerging markets are eligible for a new, higher-quality visa.
The visa category is aimed at boosting the number of students coming to the United States from those countries.
The government will also expand eligibility for students from countries where there are no visa requirements and those that already have high levels of visas.
The F1 visa category will be available for new visas in 2019, which is the last year the Department of Homeland Security can review the application form for new student visas.
The last year for new visa applications is Oct. 31, 2018.
India and other Asian countries that do not have visa requirements have historically received high levels at the country’s visa processing centres.
However, India’s application processing time is currently more than five years, with some applicants taking more than a year to complete their applications.
The new visa category allows Indian students to come to the U.S. with a visa, and allows U.K. and other European countries to apply for a visa for their students.
The government is offering a visa of up to two years, allowing up to four years for some students.
India has had an unusually high number of F1 visas issued, more than 1,000 in 2017, with India and Japan, along with South Korea, Canada and China, among the countries with the highest number.
India’s total F1 applications was nearly 12,000, according to government data.