What is F-1 Visa?
An F-1 Visa (Academic Student Visa) is a nonimmigrant visa for those who wish to study in the United States. The F-1 Visa allows the foreigner to enter the United States as a full-time student at an accredited college, university, seminary, conservatory, academic high school, elementary school, or other academic institution or in a language training program. The foreigner must be enrolled in a program or course of study that culminates in a degree, diploma, or certificate and his/her school must be authorized by the U.S. government to accept international students.
Who can apply for F-1 Visa?
Any person who meets the following criteria is eligible to apply for F-1 Visa:
The applicant must be enrolled in an “academic” educational program, or a language-training program.
The applicant must be approved by the Student and Exchange Visitors Program, Immigration & Customs Enforcement.
The applicant must be proficient in English or be enrolled in courses leading to English proficiency.
The applicant must have sufficient funds available for self-support during the entire proposed course of study.
The applicant must maintain a residence abroad which he/she has no intention of giving up.
What is F-1 Visa Processing Time?
F-1 Visa processing time is much shorter than other types of visas. Generally speaking, the entire process takes around 2-3 weeks. The interview is the last step for the U.S. Embassy to assess whether your F-1 visa should be granted. By the end of the visa interview, the interviewer might either congratulate you on getting the visa or provide you with a document letting you know the reason for denial. On a rare occasion, the response and processing of the F-1 visa may take a few days.
What am I allowed to do with an F-1 Visa?
As an F-1 Visa holder, there are some things that you can do and may consider doing:
Have access to American Healthcare.
Renew the F-1 Visa.
Extend the period of stay.
Change Visa status.
Apply for a Green Card under an applicable immigration category.
Work on-campus or work off-campus on Curriculum Practical Training (CPT) or Optional Practical Training (OPT).
Travel outside of the U.S.
Bring family members to the U.S.
What are the application fees for F-1 Visa?
Application fees: $160
I-901 SEVIS fee: $200
Translation fees: Approximate $500-$1,000
Academic Evaluation fees:$300-$500
What services will The Deng Law Firm provide?
We will provide you with a completed document list for all of the documentation needed for Asylum application.
We will help you prepare and organize the documentation.
We will provide clear answers to any questions you may have for your petition.
We will help you sort out the documents need to be translated.
We will draft a professional plan tailored exclusively for your proposed work.
We will complete and file all relevant applications for you.
We will prepare you for your in-person interview.