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Student Visa Attorneys in New Bern

An Advocate for Students around the World

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people seeking a high-quality education flock to the U.S. to enroll in our universities and colleges. After navigating those arduous school applications, you will also have to petition for a student visa. The E.A. Wood Law Firm can help you with this process.

We are proud to represent some of the brightest young minds around the world in their pursuit of a great education here in the United States. When you discuss your situation with our New Bern student visa attorneys, we can help you determine which visa is right for you. From there, we can build a strong petition on your behalf and help you submit all the necessary documentation in a timely fashion.

Get started today – call us at (800) 611-0821. From our office in Craven County, we represent students globally.

Non-Immigrant Student Visas

Students have a few different visa options to choose from if they wish to study, work, or learn in the United States. The team at The E.A. Wood Law Firm has experience handling each type of student visa.

F-1

This is the most common type of student visa, granted to students and researchers wishing to study/research at an accredited U.S. college, university, high school, elementary school, or other academic institution.

Students must be accepted to study at a recognized school as a full-time student. They must also have proof of enough financial support to cover expenses during their stay in the U.S. F-1 visa holders can remain in the U.S. as long as they are enrolled in an accredited academic institution.

J-1

Individuals participating in a work and study-based exchange visitor program may be eligible for the J-1 visa.

Qualifying applicants must:

  • Be proficient in English
  • Have sufficient medical insurance
  • Be sponsored by the government or a private program
  • Have proof of sufficient financial support for the duration of the program
  • Show that they have plans to return to their home country at a specific time

M-1

The M-1 visa is granted to individuals pursuing a course of study at a non-academic or vocational school. Applicants must meet the same requirements as the J-1 visa. M-1 visa holders may stay in the U.S. for the length of their program, plus 30 days after.

Schedule an appointment with our New Bern student visa attorneys by calling (800) 611-0821. We offer appointments in person, over the phone, and via video chat.

Hear From Our Previous Clients

  • If I ever need any other help in this area, she will definitely hear from me again

    “Isa Gratacos is a great and excellent Attorney. She helped guide me and my family through the long process. She was always professional and had no problems communicating with us. I will definitely ...”

    - Randal R.
  • Isa is the most honest lawyer I’ve ever met. She is very thorough with her work and will go above and beyond to be able to help you.

    “I’m very grateful to have found the perfect attorney for my case. Isa is the most honest lawyer I’ve ever met. She is very thorough with her work and will go above and beyond to be able to help you. I ...”

    - Ivan C.
  • Ms. Gratacos has been unbelievably helpful. I can’t commend her enough for the personal attention and thoroughness of all that she does.

    “It is my privilege to recommend Isa Mari Gratacos to you! As a school that is “global” in terms of where our students go, and the students that come to us, Ms. Gratacos has been unbelievably helpful. ...”

    - Dr. Dwight Carlblom
  • I would HIGHLY recommend Elizabeth Wood as an immigration lawyer to anyone and everyone , military or civilian.

    “Elizabeth Wood has been so thorough and has exceeded my expectations. I have worked with other lawyers in the Jacksonville/New Bern area and she has made my Immigration process go by quick and smooth ...”

    - Brenda S.
  • I could not have completed the immigration of my wife without her. 5/5 stars on her services.

    “Mrs. Woods was an extremely professional and competent attorney during my immigration case. She made herself always readily available through phone calls, emails, and in-person meetings to ensure that ...”

    - Erick L.
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Real People, Real Results

  • Permanent Residence Card Obtained Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals to Lawful Permanent Resident to Citizenship

    One of our DACA clients later applied and received his lawful permanent residence card and just recently became a U.S. Citizen.

  • Extension of E2 Visa Approved Employment Visas

    A manufacturer in Eastern North Carolina needed help with one of their key employees from Germany. They required an extension of their E2 visa.

  • Obtained Citizenship Naturalization

    We worked with the client to improve their reading and writing in English. After several months they were able to re-take the civics test and passed.

  • Removal Proceedings Terminated Removal Proceedings

    Judge agreed with our opinion and terminated her removal proceedings. This allowed us to apply for her lawful permanent residence card. We are happy to report that she received her card in January 2019.

  • Permanent Residence Card Obtained Violence Against Women Act

    We were able to assist him in getting his lawful permanent residence card and in 5 years he will be able to apply for citizenship.

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