Student visas are available to foreign students, teachers and workers who wish to reside in the United States for an extended period of time to study, teach or work.
Types Of Student Visas
There are three types of student visas, all of which have varying qualifications, restrictions and benefits. It is important to understand the difference between the three, to ensure you are applying for the correct type of student visa.
Foreign students who have been accepted into an approved United States college and enrolled full time, qualify to apply for an F-1 visa. This type of student visa allows the holder to remain in the United States for the duration of their studies.
The J-1 visa was designed to increase the cultural exchange program, offering foreign students the option of studying in the United States and the potential to be employed within the states upon completion of their degree.
Those wishing to enter the United States in order to pursue either vocational or non-academic studies are able to apply for an M-1 visa. This type of student visa does not allow the holder to work while in the states, therefore the applicant must be able to show that they will be able to support themselves financially.
Reach Out To An Experienced Immigration Attorney
The immigration attorneys at the Law Offices of Kermit A. Monge has years of experience helping students navigate the student visa process. For more information about student visas or wish to begin the application process, give us a call at 703.273.5500 or request a consultation online.