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Student Visa Lawyers in Orlando

Facilitating International Study through Quality Legal Representation

If you have been accepted to an American university, college, high school, vocational program, language-learning program, or another course of study, congratulations! Now that you have been admitted into the school of your choice, you will need to secure a student visa that allows you to live and study in the U.S. America encourages diversified education and every year many international students come to study here.

Do you need a lawyer? Call (407) 269-8774or contact us online to speak with one of our Orlando immigration attorneys.

At the Sekou Clarke Law Group, we aim to simplify the visa application process. If you have run into complications, or simply want someone to guide you through the paperwork, we are here. We are problem-solvers. If you need to extend your visa, change the status of your visa, or make a unique petition to the USCIS, we may be able to represent you. Our firm is multilingual and multicultural.

Which Visa Is Best for You?

You need to apply for the visa that best describes the type of education you will receive. If you are planning to be a full-time student at a college or university, an F-1 visa is your best option.

F-1 visas also apply for students that are enrolled in American:

  • Seminaries
  • Conservatories
  • Language training programs
  • Academic high schools
  • Educational institutions

If you wish to enroll in a vocational or non-academic program, you need to apply for an M visa. If you are hoping to come to the U.S. as part of a foreign exchange program, you need a J visa. F and J visa holders may be allowed to work in the U.S. with some restrictions. M visas have more limitations.

Proving Eligibility for a Student Visa

In order to apply for any student visa, you must prove your academic acceptance. The USCIS has a list of accepted educational programs. If your school is not on the list, it may jeopardize your chances for a visa.

You also have to show that you have a reasonable command of the English language unless you are planning to come to the U.S. to attend an English language-training program. The USCIS makes exceptions for those already enrolled in additional English language-training classes or who are attending a school where classes will be taught in their native language. Lastly, the USCIS will want to see evidence that you can afford your schooling.

At the Sekou Clarke Law Group, we are immigrants ourselves. We know the adventure, culture shock, and complicated application procedures involved in traveling to the United States. We are committed to pursuing your best outcomes in immigration proceedings. Hire a team that will fight to make your dream to study in the U.S. a reality.

Call an Orlando student visa lawyer today by dialing (407) 269-8774.

Real Reviews from
Real Clients

  • Mr. Clarke will drop anything to help a client in distress, and that's why I have him in my speed dial

    “It's good to have one reliable lawyer at your disposal. Mr. Clarke will drop anything to help a client in distress, and that's why I have him in my speed dial. Mr. Sekou has no limitations on the number of aliens in one case. Whatever the number, he will serve you to the best of his ability. Some law firms put a certain limit, thereby making it almost impossible to get the help one really needs.”

    Wanjiku N.

  • He was extremely knowledgeable, without his help, I know i would still be going through the process and waiting.

    “There are not enough words to thank him for helping me obtain something I truly didn't think I could on my own.”


  • He listened to me, even if he was going in to court and being so caring of nature he would understand and this was the most important trait as he felt more like a friend than the clean cut suave lawyer I hired.

    “Saying thank you does not do him justice however I'm eternally grateful and if your ever in need of professional help, specifically immigration, then do not hesitate to contact Mr Clarke.”


  • I would recommend him to anyone.

    “Sekou immediately after our first meeting put my mind at ease giving me hope while going through a difficult time in my life, while keeping constant communication with me and giving me words of encouragement at the same time he was able to handle my auto a”


  • He has been very professional, very attentive to all my needs.

    “He still working on my case, but has been very professional, very attentive to all my needs not only with the case but also when it comes to my health and my injuries.”