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Student Visas: Lawyers with Experience

In order to study in the United States, you must first go through the process of obtaining a student visa. Your course of study and the type of school you plan to attend determines what type of visa you will need.  Richard Herman and the Cleveland immigration lawyers with Herman Legal Group can help you navigate this student visa process.

SEVP Approved School

Before you can apply at a U.S. embassy or consulate for an F or M student visa, you must first apply to and be accepted by a SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program) approved school.

F-1 Visa

An F-1 visa is required for those that plan on attending the following institutions in the United States:

  • A University or College
  • High School
  • Private Elementary School
  • Seminary
  • Conservatory
  • Another academic institution, including a language training problem

M-1 Visa

However, an M-1 visa is required when attending a vocational school or other recognized non-academic institutions in the U.S.

Visitor (B) Visa

Enrollment in a short recreational course of study, which is not for credit toward a degree or academic certificate, is permitted on a visitor (B) visa.

J Visa (Exchange Visitor)

The J Visa is an approved visa category for non-immigrants who are planning to participate in work-and-study based exchange visitor programs in the United States.

J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa

Exchange visitor (J-1) visas are for non-immigrant individuals approved to participate in exchange visitor programs in the United States.  The J-1 visa provides countless opportunities for international candidates looking to travel and gain experience in the United States.

The J-1 Visa includes many programs for those interested in coming to the United States for an exchange program.  Some of these programs includes those who are interested in being a:

  • Camp counselor
  • Au Pair
  • Short-Term Scholar
  • Professor and Research Scholar
  • Teacher
  • College and University Student

J-2 Visitor Visa

The J-2 Visa is a non-immigrant visa for spouses and dependents (unmarried children under the age of 21) of J-1 exchange visitors who accompany or later join the J-1 holder in the United States.

Richard Herman Can Help!

The experienced attorneys at Herman Legal Group can help you through the student visa process and get you on your way to studying in the United States!  Contact Richard Herman Today!

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