Extending Your Student Visa

A student visa that lets you study at the university of your choice is a terrific thing for you. But what happens if your studies take longer than you planned? On top of exams and term papers, you may have to worry about your student visa expiring. That’s where an immigration lawyer can be your best friend. Understanding how immigration laws work can be the first step to making sure that you keep your student visa in good standing. My blog is all about immigration issues, especially those faced by foreign students. Check out the articles for more information that you can use to complete your studies in the country you chose to study in.

Legal Help When Immigrating To The United States


Immigration to any country is not without difficulties. The United States is no different. The legal red tape makes it tough for people to move into the country and increases the time to complete the process. 

Navigating the System

People have many different reasons to want to move to the US, some involve work, others because family is here, and still others are fleeing their country out of fear. Coming to the US is a good way to have the opportunities they may not have at home and start a family in a country with very few limitations. 

Navigating the system to file all the paperwork and meet the legal guidelines is hard. If you are going about it alone, hiring an immigration lawyer to help you work through the process is a good idea, Not only does this ensure you have the right paperwork in place, but if there is some reason that you are detained by the Immigration and Naturalization Service, your lawyer can fight for your release and temporary visa to stay in the country. 

Legal Status

Despite how you arrived in the country, everyone coming in has to meet the legal requirement or the status of their immigration can quickly change from legal to illegal. This means you can lose your right to stay in the country. If you have come in legally but something has changed your immigration status, you need a lawyer to help fix the problem quickly. Being sent back to your home country can set the process back to the beginning and make it harder to get into the country a second time. Talk to your lawyer and make sure you are doing things right. The last thing you want is INS knocking on the door and sending you back to your country of origin as you near completion of the immigration process. 

If you entered the country illegally, but want to become a legal citizen, the information you are going to need to do that correctly is also going to come from an immigration lawyer. If you have a family here as well, a good layer that deals with family law and immigration law is important. Seek out the best lawyer you can afford and let them do the heavy lifting for you. If you have children born in the US, the whole situation can change and a family lawyer can work to keep the family together during the process. The most important part of the entire process is to do it right, do it fast, and keep the family unit whole. 


1 May 2019