STUDENT VISAS

STUDENT VISAS

Are you an international student with plans to study in the United States and need professional, comprehensive, and affordable U.S. immigration legal assistance?

I have over 15 years of experience and a proven, successful record of helping students navigate the United States Customs and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) extremely complex process of obtaining and maintaining all types of U.S. student visas.

My practice specializes in the three most common types of U.S. Student Visas:

WHAT IS AN F-1 VISA? (A VISA FOR ACADEMIC STUDENTS)

The F-1 Visa is the most common type of U.S. Visa for international students enrolled in a U.S. academic program.

To qualify, applicants must satisfy several criteria and complete an F-1 Visa Interview.

WHAT IS A M-1 VISA? (A VISA FOR NON-ACADEMIC/VOCATIONAL STUDENTS)

This visa is for students attending technical and vocational programs not intending to work during their stay in U.S.

WHAT IS A J-1 VISA? (A VISA FOR PRACTICAL TRAINING)

“J-1” visas are for students demonstrating a need to obtain practical training not available in their country of origin and required to complete an eligible academic program.  Much like an F-1 visa, and under special circumstances, J-1 visa holders may work during their stay in America. However, J-1 Visas have specific requirements and regulations.

Are you enrolled in a College or University Student Program?

Or, enrolled in a:

  • Government Visitor Program?
  • Intern Program?
  • International Visitor Program?
  • Physician Program?
  • Professor and Research Scholar Program?
  • Secondary School Student Program?
  • Short-term Scholar Program?
  • Specialist Program?
  • Summer Work Travel Program?
  • Teacher Program?
  • Trainee Program?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, I can help you obtain your Student Visa today!

ADDITIONAL USEFUL STUDENT VISA INFORMATION

The F-1 or M-1 visa categories are available for students wishing to study in the United States.  To qualify for either category:

  • The student must be enrolled in an "academic" educational program, a language-training program, or a vocational program.
  • The school must be approved by the Student and Exchange Visitors Program, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
  • The student must be enrolled as a full-time student at the institution.
  • The student must be proficient in English or be enrolled in courses leading to English proficiency.
  • The student must have sufficient funds available for self-support during the entire proposed course of study.
  • The student must maintain a residence abroad and have no intention of giving it up.

Students may not work off-campus during the first academic year, but may accept on-campus employment subject to certain conditions and restrictions.  After the first academic year, certain students may engage in three types of off-campus employment: