Studying in the United States

At Brownstein & Nguyen, we assist families and individuals pursuing their dreams by meeting their various immigration law needs. In some cases this may mean working with clients to obtain work visas, and in other cases it may mean assisting them in obtaining student visas.

Student Visa Facts

When it comes to entering the United States as a student, there are two types of student visas that may be obtained. The F-1 student visa is for those wishing to pursue academic study, while the M-1 vocational student visa is for those wishing to pursue vocational or recreational study.

Visa Renewal and Terms

Visa Limits

Each year, about 500,000 individuals take advantage of the opportunity to study in the United States with an F-1 student visa. There is no limit to the number of F-1 visas that may be issued each year. It is important to keep in mind that applying and being accepted into an academic program of study makes the process of obtaining an F-1 student visa easier.

Similarly, for individuals wishing to take on vocational or recreational studies there is no limit to the number of M-1 vocational student visas issued each year. However, it is recommended that acceptance into a vocational program or institution is obtained prior to pursuing an M-1 vocational student visa.

Navigating the requirements and legal process involved in gaining a student visa can be difficult at times. Experienced Atlanta immigration attorney Tien Nguyen is familiar with the law and procedures, and confidently assists those wishing to pursue an academic course of study or vocational course of study in the United States. If you or a loved one are in need of assistance in obtaining an M-1 vocational student visa or an F-1 student visa, do not hesitate to reach out to the Atlanta immigration law offices of Brownstein & Nguyen.