F-1 Student (or M-1 Vocational Student) Visa
The F-1 Student or M-1 Vocational Student visa is useful to become acquainted with American culture and take advantage of the many fine educational institutions in the U.S. Students may be eligible to apply for up to one year of employment authorization for the purpose of gaining practical training. Many graduating students may apply to convert to H-1B specialty occupation visas if they receive an offer of employment in the U.S. F-2 spouses and minor children are not eligible for employment authorization.
F-1 nonimmigrant student status is unavailable to a person seeking to attend public schools unless the period of stay does not exceed one year and the student reimburses the school. Persons who violate F-1 status by attending a private school and then transferring to a public school can be barred from the U.S. for five years.
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Frequently asked questions...
What if I don't live in the United States?
LMG Law understands that immigration clients may be based abroad or traveling. Thus, we offer free consultations over Skype and phone.
What if I am presently in the United States without documentation?
Contrary to popular belief, being undocumented in the United States does not always lead to a 3 or 10 year ban. We are happy to do an intake with you to explore your options . You may fall into the exceptions, such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), or more.
Do I have to come to the Hollywood or Riverside office to work with LMG Law?
LMG Law offers remote intakes and meetings. If you cannot make it to our Hollywood office, we will be happy to work with your schedule and travel restrictions.
What does the free consultation include?
Your free consultation includes a conversation with an attorney. This conversation includes a full case evaluation and a free quote.
How much does it cost?
LMG Law prioritizes competitive pricing. We will do our best to out price other law firms. Unfortunately, immigration law firms cannot give flat prices for services as each case is contingent on many factors (such as criminal history, nationality, employment, etc.).
Does LMG Law attend interviews with me?
LMG Law will attend your interviews or go to USCIS with you if you desire.