Many people across the world dream of coming to the United States in order to study and receive advanced training. Generally speaking, there are three categories of visas that can be used to come to the Us for a course of study – the student visa (F-1), the vocational visa (M-1), and trainee visas (J-1 and H-3).
These visas are available to college students and to post-secondary education candidates. Furthermore, each of the visas, though they share some general requirements, offers different advantages and immigration possibilities, so consulting with a lawyer is wise.
Whatever your plan, coming to the United States for a course of study almost always requires a student visa, and recruiters who promise otherwise are telling you the wrong thing.
Generally Shared Criteria
- Alien has a residence in a foreign country, but need not own a home, or have a residence in their country of origin
- Applicant is a bona-fide student qualified to pursue a full course of study
- Must be able to show employment, family, social ties to residence abroad
- Financial arrangements sufficient to support alien throughout length of stay in the U.S.
- Acceptance in an appropriate program
- Documentation showing all of the above
- More unique requirements for each of the student and trainee visa categories apply
How Can Bull City Lawyer Help You?
- Bull City Lawyer will guide you through figuring out which student visa category is best for you
- We help with applications and/or change of status applications
- We will provide practical and legal guidance on Curricular and Optional Practical Training (CPT and OPT)
- Ultimately, we will increase the chances that you will successfully obtain a student visa or complete a change of status application