Student Visa Attorney in New Jersey
Planning on studying in the U.S.?
There are several types of visas for students, based upon the term of the
visit for study. For those who are planning to visit for a short period
of time, a Visitor B visa application must be submitted. For those who
are planning on studying at an American college or university, high school,
a private elementary school, a seminary or conservatory or other institution
for a longer period of time, you will need an F-1 visa, which has specific
The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C. can help you apply for such
temporary visas as:
Applying for a Student Visa in the United States
The process of gaining a student visa includes several steps that must
be managed carefully and correctly, which is why you should hire a
New Jersey immigration lawyer. If you are accepted by the U.S. educational organization you are planning
to attend, you must then be enrolled in the Student and Exchange Visitor
Information System, and pay a fee for enrollment in the program. After
enrolling, you will be required to submit a form, the I-20, which must
be presented to the U.S. consulate in your home country, when you appear
for your visa interview.
If you plan on bringing your husband or wife and your children to live
with you during your term of study, each individual family member must
submit a separate Form I-20, but your family is not required to pay the
enrollment fee for the SEVIS. Certain student visas can be issued up to
120 days in advance of your term of study in the U.S. You will not be
allowed to enter the country more than 30 days prior to the scheduled
term of study. There are several requirements that must be fulfilled to
apply for a student visa. You must have valid passport, and it must be
valid for at least 6 months beyond the time frame of the student visa
for which you are applying.
Each person travelling with you to the U.S.A. must submit a separate visa
application. The educational facility you are going to attend will have
entered your information in the SEVIS database, and a form will be generated,
Form I-20. This form must be signed by both you and a person from the
school you plan to attend. You may be required to submit added information,
including your academic record, your plans to leave the U.S. after your
term of study, and how you plan to pay for the costs of living and studying
in the U.S.A.
Get Help from an Immigration Lawyer in New Jersey
If you are planning to come to the country to get a degree or advanced
degree, or for intensive study in a specific discipline, it is important
that the process moves ahead smoothly and you are not denied access to
the education you are seeking in the United States. My New Jersey immigration
firm assists in all the details, allowing you to be confident that all
submissions are correct and timely, increasing the chances of getting
your student visa approved.
Contact The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C. for more information about student visas.