Over a million international students enroll in educational institutions in the United States every year in search of better opportunities. The prospect of attending an American university, although exciting, can come with many obstacles. At Mercer Law, we can help you navigate the process of obtaining a student visa so you can pursue higher education in some of the top schools in the world.

What is a Student Visa?

The United States government offers several types of visas, each tailored to the needs of the applicants. Student visas are designed to allow individuals in an educational program in the United States to remain in the country for the extent of their schooling. These programs can include but are not limited to:

  • Seminary
  • University
  • Conservatory
  • Academic High School
  • Language Training Program

Am I Eligible for a Student Visa?

If you wish to apply for a student visa, you must meet the requirements set forth by the U.S. government. These include:

  • Must be enrolled full-time in an education institution
  • Enrollment must be in an academic program and not a vocational program
  • Acceptance by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Must have a financial support system for the duration of the stay
  • Must maintain a residence abroad throughout the study
  • English proficiency or enrollment in a program to become proficient

Why Hire an Attorney?

Applying for a student visa is challenging and requires extensive planning, often years in advance. By hiring an experienced immigration attorney, you substantially improve your chances of being granted a student visa. Moreover, an attorney can also help you navigate immigration disputes, requests for an extended stay, and much more!

Get Legal Help for Your Student Visa Today!

At Mercer Law, we are proud to help students achieve a brighter future. If you need help with the student visa process, give us a call today and request a consultation.


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