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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.

What Our Clients Are Saying

JUNSIK Choi
JUNSIK Choi Apr 04, 2019
5.0

Mr Jang is a great attorney. He worked on my N400 applications and went through all documents very carefully and finally got approved. I really appreciate his efforts for that.

Chunlin Wang
Chunlin Wang Mar 02, 2019
5.0

We are totally impressed with Mr. Jang, Ms. Natalia, and the rest of staff. They are honest, knowledgable, and very thorough. We had dealt with the immigration process (years ago) and had experience with immigration attorneys. Mr. Jang clearly stands out. He explains everything in details and set... Read More

Nazini Khader
Nazini Khader Feb 21, 2019
5.0

It was great working with Mr.Jang. The whole process was smooth and he paid attention to every minute detail. I would recommend Mr Jang.

Maurice Alexander Clepkens
Maurice Alexander Clepkens Feb 18, 2019
5.0

Mr. Jang and his staff were wonderful! I was fairly nervous about the process I was embarking on (adjustment of status), but Mr Jang was very thorough and paid a lot of attention to detail, as well as explaining everything clearly. I can't thank them enough for guiding me to success. And another... Read More

Yanitza Gutierrez
Yanitza Gutierrez Jan 30, 2019
5.0

From the start i got told the case was going to be a difficult one and indeed it was. Started in 2012 with DACA and was able to continue renewing DACA, my last renewal was 2019 Jan even though i was fighting to get my Green card not my DACA i still needed something to hack me up incase i got... Read More

kaew kokky
kaew kokky Jan 18, 2019
5.0

He did really great job for me and my husband

June Kim
June Kim Jan 15, 2019
5.0

I don’t know how to thank mr. Jang helping me with my green card! I got attempt to denial notice, and did a paid phone call appointment with mr. Jang. He listened to every detail of my issues, analyzed, and gave me detailed instructions and sent me email with attached documents explaining what I... Read More

Y. Rosa Sung
Y. Rosa Sung Jan 10, 2019
5.0

My employer and I worked with Mr. Jang in obtaining an employment-based visa. During our first meeting over the phone, he was open and honest about strength and weakness of my case. Over the next two months of working with him, Mr. Jang was very responsive and surprised me by always responding to... Read More

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