Call Now for Your Consultation 800.708.4399
Dedicated Immigration Attorneys Contact Our Firm to Discuss Your Case

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 vocational purposes
  • The institution being applied for must be accepted by the U.S. Citizenship and 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 proficiency

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, contact a student visa lawyer for excellent service. Office locations include Tampa, Orlando, Albuquerque and El Paso.

Learn More About Our Firm

  • Meet the legal team at Maney | Gordon | Zeller, P.A.

    Members of our team describe their approach to immigration law and what drew them to the profession. Watch to learn more about Maney | Gordon | Zeller, P.A. and our practice.

  • Firm Overview

    Mr. Maney discusses the services Maney & Gordon provide and why it is important to feel confident in their attorney.

  • The Best Part About My Job

    Mr. Maney discusses the best part of being a immigration lawyer and why it is important to him.

The Immigrant Story: A Tribute to America's Immigrants

Our founding partner, Richard Maney, authored this study celebrating the monumental impact immigrants have had on the history and development of the United States. Read profiles from America's backbone.

Download Our book

Contact Our Firm Today

We've Helped Thousands of Individuals Just Like You
  • This isn't a valid phone number i.e. (555) 555-5555
  • Reload