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Student Visas

The South Florida immigration attorneys at Englander Peebles are here to assist international students in attending academic programs in the United States. If you would like to apply for an F-1 visa, our student visa lawyers can help by:

  • Explaining what you should do and what you can expect during the application process;
  • Preparing and filing your F-1 visa application;
  • Recommending ways to improve your chances of approval;
  • Helping you gather supporting documents to prove you have sufficient financial resources to fund your stay;
  • Preparing you for potential questioning by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) or the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at the U.S. port of entry;
  • Preparing you for the interview with the U.S. Consular Officer.

Our South Florida F-1 visa lawyers can also help you avoid common mistakes that may delay the application process. To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, call us today at (954) 500-4878.

What Are the Eligibility Requirements for the F-1 Student Visa?

F-1 student visas are available to foreign nationals who intend to come to the United States as full-time language or academic students enrolled in a program that leads to a certificate or degree. The general requirements for obtaining an F-1 student visa include, but are not limited to:

  • You are coming to the United States as a full-time student;
  • The program in which you are enrolling leads to degree, certificate, or diploma;
  • A school approved by the U.S. government has accepted you;
  • You have sufficient funds to complete your studies;
  • You meet the English proficiency requirements or are enrolled in courses leading to same.
Who Is Considered a “Full-Time Student” for F-1 Visa Eligibility?

Undergraduate students are generally considered full-time students if they take at least 12 units per semester. Contact a Student Visa attorney for additional information.

How Do I Prove Sufficient Funds?

To obtain an F-1 visa, you must show evidence that you have sufficient funds. This is usually established in bank statements and/or affidavits of support that includes your financial details.

Call an F-1 Student Visa Attorney in South Florida Today.

If you have questions about the F-1 visa application process or if you would like to speak with a student visa lawyer about your case, contact Englander Peebles today. We will explain the visa process and will be there for you the entire time. Call (954) 500-4878 to schedule a free consultation.

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