New York City Visa Attorney
Foreign students who will be attending a university, college, high school, private elementary school, seminary, conservatory or other academic institution in the United States must apply for an F-1 student visa. Foreign students who will be attending nonacademic institutions and vocational programs must apply for M-1 student visas. As with any visa category, student visas require a significant amount of documentation, paperwork and preparation. In addition, all foreign students must qualify for a student visa by meeting the Immigration and National Act requirements. These include:
- Acceptance at a recognized academic school
- Sufficient financial assets to pursue the course of study
- Sufficient preparation for the course of study
- Intent to leave the United States after completing the course of study
Students applying for F-1 visas will also have to complete an interview process at their country's respective U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Foreign students may also be able to obtain visas for their dependents. Known as F-2 visas, these nonimmigrant visas can allow a student's spouse and / or children to accompany them to the United States. When applying for F-2 visas, students must complete all the necessary forms and applications and supply documentation proving their relationship to the applicants, such as marriage and birth certificates.
Work with Experienced Immigration Lawyers
At the Law Offices of Fisher & Frommer, PLLC, our experienced and committed immigration attorneys have helped a diverse set of clients complete the legal process needed to obtain F-1, F-2, and M-1 student visas. Should you choose to work with our firm, our legal team will be by your side throughout your entire application process, assisting you with all the necessary paper work and helping you understand all the terms and conditions of your particular visa. We can also help anyone interested in completing other USCIS actions that relate to student visas, including change of status and visa renewals while in the United States. Contact our firm today to begin your student visa application process with the help of a New York City immigration lawyer.