Fairfax Student Visa Lawyer
F-1 Visas for Nonimmigrant Students
Foreign nationals who wish to enter the United States for education may
be eligible to receive a student visa. These nonimmigrant visas allow
students to remain in the U.S. as long as they are enrolled in a qualifying
school or university and are passing their courses. There are two types
of visas available for nonimmigrant students: F visas for academic students
and M visas for nonacademic students.
F-1 visas are available for the following forms of education:
- University or college
- High school
- Private elementary school
- Another academic institution, including a language training program
M-1 visas are available for vocational or other recognized nonacademic
institution, other than a language training program. F-2 visas and M-2
visas are also available for the spouses and children of student visa holders.
Obtaining a Student Visa
The first step in obtaining a student visa is to apply for and be accepted
to a qualified school, university, college, or program. Once you have
their sponsorship, you can complete and submit the DS-160,
Nonimmigrant Visa Application. Generally, your nonimmigrant visa will be issued up to 120 days before
your courses start. You may not enter the United States any earlier than
30 days prior to the date your classes start, however. Speak with a Fairfax
attorney as soon as possible for guidance through this process.
Find a Student Visa Attorney in Fairfax, VA
For neary 30 years combined, the attorneys at Langone & Fasullo, PLLC
have helped individuals and families immigrate to the United States. Attorney
Anthony Fasullo is bilingual in English and Spanish and is a member of
the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Our firm has the knowledge
and experience to answer your questions and guide you step by step as
you seek to pursue an education in the United States.
Contact us as soon as possible for more information!