There are a variety of non-immigrant visas available to foreign nationals who are seeking to come to the United States temporarily.
B-1/B-2 Visitor’s Visa
This category of visa is available to visitors coming to the United States for business (B-1) or pleasure (B-2). Some foreign nationals may be eligible for visa waiver to visit the U.S. for up to 90 days without the need to obtain a visa at the U.S. Consulate. There are certain restrictions that apply to this category of visa and it is important to speak to an experienced immigration attorney to ensure compliance with your visa status.
F-1 Academic Student Visas
This category of visa is available to students pursuing full-time, non-vocational academic programs. A student in F-1 status is given duration of status (“D/S”), meaning that she maintains F-1 status as long as she is enrolled in the program full time. There are a variety of actions that may interrupt your F-1 status. Criminal charges and subsequent convictions can serve to terminate your F-1 status. If you are in F-1 status and have had contact with law enforcement it is crucial that you contact Lively Law Firm to analyze the consequences of your criminal contact. Attorney Ashley E. Lively has represented many F-1 visa holders who have had contact with law enforcement and has successfully resolved their immigration issues. Call for your free consultation today!