- VISA APPLICATION
- What is VISA?
- Understanding The Legalities
- Availing Assistance
- The Immigration Paralegal
- School Selection and getting admitted
- GETTING A VISA
- I-20 form
- Proving the Financial Capability
- Where to apply
- When to Apply
- HOW TO APPLY FOR AN US VISA
- Paying the Visa Application Fee
- The Visa Interview Schedule
- The Interview
- FORM I-20 CHALLENGES
- Problems with Form I-20
- Problems with Educational Qualifications
- What is Immigrant Intent?
- Bringing Your Family Along
- ENTERING THE UNITED STATES
- Going through the Form Filling process
- Obtaining the Social Security Number
- EARNING WHILE LEARNING
- Introduction to earning while learning
- Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
- MAINTAINING THE VISA STATUS
- Filing for a renewal of the Visa
- Different infringements by different students
- Maintaining the status of the F-1 visa
- Penalties related to VISA violation
- When to apply for a new I-20 form
- J-1 INTERNSHIP
- J-1 Internship Program
- How to Find the Internship
- The Requirements of the Visitor Visa Departure
- Applying for the J-1 visa:
- How to go about preparing the J-1 Application Packet
Different infringements by different students
F-1 student: The primary reason for this visa is that you are going to attend school, and whatever the reason may be, if you stop attending school, the visa will be terminated, and the process of deportation will start.
- Other infringements that will cause your visa to be terminated are:
- Changing the school without any information or permission
- Unable to complete full-time course within the stipulated time frame
- Pursuing any job without legal authorization
: J-1 Exchange visa: Ways and means by which a J-1 visa holder can lose the status:
- Unable to extend the DS-2019 Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor Status
- Unable to transfer to another program within a stipulated time.
- Pursuing any job without proper authorization
- Failing to conclude transfer to another program in a timely manner.
- Unable to maintain the status for more than 270 days during the program.
Any Work Visa
Any work visa is dependent on the employer, or someone who has sponsored you. Hence, the validity of the visa varies accordingly. For H-1B visa, the limit is 6 years, L-1 visa the limit jumps up to 7 years, but it comes down to 5 years for an R-1 or/and L-1B visa.
It is advised that you leave the United States as soon as the tenure of the visa is over. (The grace period included).
If it is so found that you have been overstaying for six to eight months you might be barred from entering the United States for three years minimum after you have eventually departed.