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Student visa considerations

June may be characterized as graduation season, but the summer and fall are definitely known as college career season for a huge number of domestic and international students alike. Colleges and other higher education institutions across the state of Florida and the country will be opening their doors to international students and internship participants on the basis of valid visa documentation in the next few months. However, students interested in entering the United States to attend school must first meet several legal requirements and deadlines.

In addition to being accepted to a college in the country, the International Students Guide to the United States of America explains that international students must be granted permission by the government to enter the U.S. A person can only be granted a student visa after he or she is already accepted by an American college. The college must approve that the student in question can pay all related living and education expenses while in the country, as well as provide the student with an I-20 form. The form will be submitted to the government with all other necessary immigration documentation. After that, the student will be obligated to satisfy other requirements as part of the visa application process, such as having a valid passport and providing evidence of prospective employment in the student’s home country.

The U.S. Department of State discusses educational and internship opportunities for international students, and explains that time restrictions are placed on student visas in some cases. International students who are enrolled in full-time non-degree programs are only granted admittance into the country for 24 months, while those enrolled in degree programs may stay for the duration of their studies.

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