Helping International Students With Their Student Visa Applications
Student VisasThe United States welcomes international citizens who come to the country to study. Hundreds of thousands of people come to the U.S. each year to pursue educational programs at different levels, for which a student visa is required.
US Student visas are issued only to students who will attend U.S. schools that have received prior approval from USCIS for enrollment of foreign students. Virtually all public and accredited private colleges, universities, and vocational schools have been approved.
Once you have chosen a school and the school has accepted you, it will issue a certificate that can be used to continue with the immigration application. If you have had trouble getting visas in the past, have ever overstayed a visa, are from a country thought to sponsor terrorism, or you just do not have the time to monitor closely the process and to be on top of deadlines, etc, assistance from an immigration attorney can be well worth the investment. Also, note that certain areas of study may bar you from entry on a student visa, depending on the planned course of study and its national security implications. The immigration attorneys at Berkeley in Orlando can assist you in evaluating or obtaining a student visa in the U.S.
Changes introduced shortly after September 11, 2001 involve extensive and ongoing review of visa issuing practices as they relate to our national security. It is important to apply for your student visa in the U.S. well in advance of your travel departure date.International Students.
Types of Student Visas
There are three types of student visas:
• Academic Studies (F Visas)
• Non-Academic Studies (M visas)
• Academic Studies as an Exchange Visitor (J Visas)