Student Visa Lawyers in Florida & New York
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.
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:
- 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 Florida & New York student visa lawyer today by dialing (407) 269-8774.
He did everything he could and more to help me.he is a miracle worker.- Denise
Mr. Clarke helped my mom, his team made process seem quick and easy. The professionalism and communication was excellent. All our questions were answered and when we had doubts we were reassured. I would definitely recommend Mr. Clarke- Sasha C
The best move I ever made was to consult Mr. Clarke on my immigration matter. I am comfortable where I am because of his professional guidance.- Stephen M.
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.
I was detained by ICE few months ago and was placed in removal proceedings. My family and I reached out to several law firms and they all rejected my case because of the charges that I had. Subsequently with my last hope of having any lawyer representation my family contacted Mr. Sekou Clarke and he immediately said Yes!!! A few weeks later I was released and now I'm adjusting my status to become a Permanent resident. Thanks to Mr. Clarke and his remarkable team- Desmond J.
Mr Clarke very professional lawyer he represented me and a couple of family and friends would recomend him to anyone who wants real honest professional help.- Former Client
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- John
He kept me informed of every step that was taken to successfully complete my divorce.- Racquel