Five Mistakes that Could Get Your Student Visa Application Denied

Five Mistakes that Could Get Your Student Visa Application Denied

The United States is the home to many of the world’s finest colleges and universities. Securing
admission to an American school is a significant achievement. Of course, for foreign students,
acceptance is only one step in the process — global students who want to study in the United States
must obtain the appropriate visa.

1. Applying for the Wrong Type of Student Visa
There are actually multiple types of visas that are sometimes referred to as “student visas”. Most
notably, this includes the F-1 visa and the M visa. An F-1 visa is for foreign students who are planning
to enroll in a traditional academic program. On the other hand, an M visa is reserved for individuals
who are pursuing nonacademic or vocational studies.

2. Missing Important Deadlines
Similar to any other type of immigration application, the deadlines matter. If you miss an important
deadline, for any reason, it will seriously undermine the viability of your application — it could even
result in your student visa application being denied outright.

3. Submitting an Incomplete Application
A proper student visa application is a comprehensive student visa application. When key documents
or important information is missing, a student visa application will almost certainly be delayed or
denied. If you are having trouble getting access to all of the information or records that you need to
submit your application, be ready to seek professional help.

4. Lack of Candor in a Student Visa Interview
One of the single biggest mistakes that you can make when applying for a student visa is providing
false information. Lack of candor will always be a serious problem. That is not to say that you should
feel stressed out or overwhelmed for your interview. With proper preparation, you can succeed in your visa interview.

5. Insufficient Evidence of Financial Support
Finally, you must show evidence that you have adequate financial resources to support you through
your studies at an American educational institution. Whether you are getting financial support from
your own personal savings, from your parents or relatives, or from a scholarship or grant, you need to
show that you will have enough funds to get you through the program. Remember to be specific —
proper documentation of sufficient financial support will dramatically increase your chances of
getting your student visa application approved.

Get Help From a Student Visa Attorney At The Law Offices of James A. Welcome Today!

At the Law Offices of James A. Welcome, our immigration team has the skills and experience needed
to handle the complete range of student visa cases. To request a confidential initial case evaluation,
please call us now at (203) 753-7300 . We represent clients throughout the country!


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