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Categories of Student Visas

Before studying in the United States as a foreign student, you will likely need to first successfully apply for a student visa. However, there are three categories of student visas, each of which is applicable for certain academic programs and institutions. With that in mind, prospective students should extensively research which schools they may attend under each category of student visa.

Three Types of Student Visas

Before even applying for a student visa, foreign students wishing to study in the United States must first be accepted by a school or institution that is certified by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). As they currently stand, there are the following three categories of student visas in the United States:

  • J-1: For students involved in an Exchange Visitor Program
  • F-1: For students attending an SEVP-certified public high school, K-12 private school, academic post-secondary school, or English language school
  • M-1: For students attending a SEVP-certified vocational or technical school

The process of obtaining a student visa can be highly complicated for anyone unfamiliar with the visa application process; we can help ensure that your application is both complete and filed by its deadline.

Consult With an Austin Student Visa Attorney

At the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, our Austin student visa attorneys are prepared to help prospective foreign students through the complex legal issues surrounding the application process for student visas and the renewal of student visas. To discuss the particulars of your circumstances with one of our lawyers, please call our Austin offices at (512) 323-2333 today.

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Elena Tsanko
Elena Tsanko Jan 18, 2020
5.0

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Lizkia Reyini Jordan Dec 29, 2019
5.0

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Ai Komura Dec 04, 2019
5.0

Mr. Jang is the best immigration lawyer. My husband and I needed someone who is a professional for green card. My husband's friend, who was the same process, recommended him to us. I had a student visa at that moment and had J1 visa before. I was curious if I should stay at the school until I get... Read More

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Rachel Murphy Nov 17, 2019
5.0

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Andrew Lai Sep 21, 2019
5.0

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5.0

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Anayeli Medrano Aug 07, 2019
5.0

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