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F1 Visa
(Academic Student)

An F-1 student is defined by the Immigration and Nationality Act as an individual "having a residence in a foreign country which he has no intention of abandoning, who is a bona fide student qualified to pursue a full course of study and who seeks to enter the United States temporarily and solely for the purpose of pursuing such a course of study at an established college, university, seminary, conservatory, academic high school, elementary school, or other academic institution or in a language training program in the United States...."

The LL.M. Law Group can help obtain an F-1 visa for the following academic students coming to the United States:

  • Foreign nationals qualified to attend a full course of academic study in the United States at colleges, universities, conservatories, or other educational institution
  • Foreign nationals coming to the United States to attend a full course at an approved institution with language training programs

The LL.M. Law Group can also help educational institutions, students and exchange visitors with the following immigration issues:

  • Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)
  • Obtaining approval for an educational institution
  • Issuing Certificates of Eligibility
  • Advising the Designated School Official (DSO)
  • Changing nonimmigrant status
  • Initial enrollment
  • Vacations and travel outside the United States
  • Revalidations of student visa
  • Extensions of stay
  • Advancement to a new academic level
  • Transfer of school or educational institution
  • Employment (including internships, Curricular Practical Training, Optional Practical Training, and off-campus employment based on severe economic hardship)
  • Dependents of F-1 Visa holders (See F-2 Visa)

Please refer to the LL.M. Law Group's immigration consultation procedures to begin.

The LL.M. Law Group will work with you to arrive at an arrangement that is fair to all concerned.



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