Student Visa Attorney
Immigration Law: Student Visas
Visas are very specifically tailored to the requirements and necessities
of each individual. For instance, if a student is enrolled in an educational
program or course that is under eighteen hours a week, he or she only
needs a visitor
visa. If a student is completing over eighteen hours a week, a student visa
is mandatory for the stay within the country. Each consulate and embassy
has its own rules and regulations when applying for a student visa, such
as the interview policy procedure of an in-person meeting with the first
time student visa applicant in question. When attempting the student visa
process, it is always a good idea to contact a Tampa immigration lawyer
for sound legal guidance.
An individual applying for a student visa must meet requirement criteria:
- Full-time enrollment at the institution
- Enrollment in an academic education program, rather than a program for
The institution being applied for must be accepted by the U.S.
Immigration Services (USCIS)
- Sufficient funds must be available for a self-support system throughout
the entire duration of study
- Maintenance of a residence abroad that will be kept throughout the duration of study
- Proficiency in English, or to be enrolled in a program working toward English
The best method of applying for a student visa includes very early planning
and action, as well as being prepared with all of the necessary documents.
Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that an applicant will receive his or her
work visa, but preparation ensures a solid entry into the process.
Keep in mind that the summer months (June, July and August) are the most
hectic and congested times to apply in most consular sections. It is very
likely that an interview is mandatory, and the difficulty to actually
get a scheduled interview is high.
Experienced Student Visa Attorney in Tampa, FL
The effort to pursue a student visa is a complicated process, requiring
extensive documentation and related forms. Maney | Gordon | Zeller, P.A.,
is a firm dedicated to immigration law and has six locations in five,
different cities. Our firm is not only board certified by the Florida
Bar in Immigration and Nationality law, but is also AV rated and armed
with over 100 combined years of legal experience.
If you would like to enter the student visa process,
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