F-1 Visas in New York
Queens Immigration Attorney for Student Visas
If you wish to study in the United States, you must first obtain a visa.
A visa is a legal document, issued by the government, which allows you
to visit, live, work and/or study in the U.S. A student visa is a
non-immigrant visa, meaning it allows for a temporary stay in the country. There are two
types of student visas: F-1 visas and M-1 visas; most students coming
to the U.S. will require F-1 visas.
Applying for an F-1 visa can be difficult, with specific procedures to
follow and paperwork that must be filled out and filed in a particular
way to give you the best chance of having your application approved in
a timely manner. A single mistake could result in a denied visa or unnecessary
delays. This is why you may benefit from involving a legal professional
to help you apply for a student visa.
At Musa-Obregon & Associates, we represent students from countries
across the planet who are seeking F-1 or M-1 visas. With a
New York City immigration attorney from our firm to help you file your application and represent you in any
resulting hearings or
appeals, you can rest easy in knowing your case is in good hands. You can avoid
costly errors and protect your ability to study in America.
We represent individuals throughout Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan,
Rockland County and Westchester County.
Applying for a Student Visa
Citizens of foreign countries must obtain visas before coming to study
in the United States. A visitor (B) visa may be obtained for a short,
recreational course of study, but a special student visa must be obtained
for other courses of study and extended stays. According to the Bureau
of Consular Affairs, a division of the U.S. Department of State, an F-1
visa may be obtained if a person wishes to come to the U.S. to attend
the following educational programs/facilities:
- Private elementary school
- High school
- College or university
F-1 visas may also be obtained for other academic institutions, including
language training programs. For a "vocational or other recognized
nonacademic institution," an M-1 visa must be obtained.
To apply for a student visa, you must first apply for and be accepted to
attend a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) approved school.
This is a U.S. school that is authorized to accept students from foreign
countries on F-1 or M-1 visas. Once accepted by the school, you will be
enrolled in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)
and will have to pay a fee for this. The school will then provide you
with a Form I-90 to present to the U.S. embassy or consulate when you
attend your visa interview. Your spouse and/or children may also come
to the U.S. with you while you study, but they must obtain visas as well.
Contact a NYC and Manhattan Immigration Lawyer for F-1 Visa Help
If you are looking for guidance regarding an F-1 visa or any immigration
matter, you can find the help you need at our firm. Our
New York City immigration lawyers are dedicated to providing the level of legal representation and personalized
service that makes a difference in these complicated matters. Coming to
the U.S. on a student visa may seem like a relatively straightforward
issue, but there are circumstances where a visa may be unreasonably delayed
or denied. Professional representation can help you address these issues
and possibly avoid them in the first place.
Interested in learning more? Arrange a
confidential consultation with an NYC immigration attorney at Musa-Obregon & Associates.