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Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices
illinois student visa attorney


900 E. Roosevelt Road, Lombard, IL 60148

Phone: 630-932-9100


134 N. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Phone: 630-529-4761


1730 Park Street, Suite 202, Naperville, IL 60563

Phone: 630-420-1000

Illinois Student Visas Lawyers

Skilled Assistance with Educational Visas for International Students in Lombard, Bloomingdale, and DuPage County

Foreign nationals who want to study in the United States must obtain a student visa. International students must attend accredited colleges, universities and other approved educational institutions. In addition, qualified applicants must be enrolled in full-time study programs. Becoming approved for a student visa can be difficult, however, and it is best to work with an experienced immigration attorney.

At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we have several decades of combined experience helping foreign nationals obtain student visas to attend accredited institutions in Illinois. Our award-winning attorneys have in-depth knowledge of all matters related to immigration; including fiancé visas, family-based visas, employment-based visas, temporary visas, naturalization, deportation/removal, and asylum. We regularly represent clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE), and we have a strong track record of success securing positive outcomes for our clients.

F Category Student Visas

F1 visas and F3 visas, also known as academic student visas, are used for foreign students who want to study full-time at qualified academic institutions; such as accredited universities, colleges, conservatories, seminaries, academic high schools and elementary schools. F2 visas are also available for foreign students who have a spouse and minor children they want to accompany them while studying in the U.S.

To be eligible for an F1 or F3 student visa, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a permanent foreign residence that they do not intend to abandon;
  • Be proficient in English or enrolled in courses that will lead to English proficiency;
  • Have been accepted by a USCIS-approved academic institution and have an I-20 issued by the institution;
  • Demonstrate the financial capability to support themselves for the duration of their course of study; and
  • Intend to depart from the U.S. upon completion of their course of study.

M Category Student Visas

Foreign students who wish to study in full-time vocational or other non-academic training programs may apply for an M1 visa or M3 visa. M2 visas are also available for spouses and minor children of non-academic students. The requirements for M category student visas are as follows:

  • Have a permanent residence abroad they do not intend to abandon;
  • Be proficient in English or enrolled in courses that will lead to English proficiency;
  • Acceptance in a USCIS-approved vocational or non-academic program/institution and issuance of an I-20 from the approved institution;
  • Demonstration of financial capability to support themselves through the duration of their time studying in the U.S.; and
  • Intention to depart from the U.S. upon completion of studies.

Once coursework is completed, foreign students sometimes seek to adjust their status to remain in the U.S. For example, if hired by a U.S. company, they may apply for an employment-based visa. Or if getting married to a U.S. citizen, they may seek to apply for a fiancé visa. Adjustment of status can be tricky, and it is important to provide full and complete documentation to gain approval.

At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we strongly believe in the value of immigration and the contributions immigrants make to our communities and the nation as a whole. We consider it our privilege to help clients with student visas and all other types of immigration issues, and we put our experience to work to provide a strong voice when dealing with bureaucratic government agencies. For a free consultation with one of our skilled Illinois immigration attorneys, contact our office today at 630-932-9100630-932-9100.

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