Miami Student Visa Attorney
The idea of coming to the United States for higher education is an exciting one for many international students. With the proper preparation and legal counsel from a qualified Miami visa attorney, you can secure a student visa and begin your studies in the U.S. It is important to begin the student visa process as soon as possible to ensure you will not encounter unforeseen delays that adversely affect your school plans.
Understanding the Student Visa Process in Miami, FL
The first step in obtaining a student visa is to be accepted for enrollment to a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school. Student visas are necessary if you are taking 18 or more course hours per week. If you are taking fewer than 18 course hours a week and your course of study is recreational, you may qualify for a visitor or non-immigrant visa. You will need a student visa to attend a conference, seminar, or other program of study in the U.S. for academic credit.
You may apply for your student visa as soon as you are able. Student visas can be issued 120 days or less in advance of the school start or registration date. If you apply for your student visa further in advance, your application will be held until your visa is able to be issued at the 120-day mark. This extra time is beneficial to assist with processing, so it is to your advantage to begin the process as early as possible. Once you have your student visa, you will be able to enter the U.S within 30 days or less of the beginning of your course study start date. If you would like to come to the U.S. sooner than this 30-day time frame, you will need to apply for a separate visitor visa.
Immigration Lawyer for Miami-Dade & Broward Counties
If you are considering coming to the U.S. on a student visa or if you have already begun the process, it is important to have a knowledgeable Miami immigration attorney involved with your visa situation. Our experienced
immigration attorneys can assist with any issues that may arise and can help you secure an additional visitor visa, if necessary. With a former immigration prosecutor and a former Miami-Dade County judge on our team, you can rest assured that your student visa situation is in capable hands.
Contact a Miami student visa attorney
from Pozo Goldstein, LLP today to find out how we can help secure the visas necessary for you to begin your undergraduate or graduate studies in the United States.