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F-1 VISA ADVISORS INC., is a U.S. company dedicated to assisting students in their efforts to obtain visas for study in U.S. colleges and universities.  

This website contains FREE information regarding U.S. rules and regulations regarding U.S. student visasplus (b) contact information for F-1 VISA ADVISORS, INC, should a student wish to engage personalized professional services in getting a visa. 

You will:

  • Learn U.S. government rules and regulations regarding student F-1 visas. 
  • Learn tips from U.S. lawyer in obtaining your student visa
  • Be given an option for personal consultation with U.S. lawyer

Read these FREE articles (scroll down) for more information on what you need to know about successfully getting a visa. 

Index for the five most important student visa regulations are:

  1. Applicant must have strong ties to the home country.
  2. Applicant most Intend to be a temporary Student, rather than a permanent resident.
  3. Applicant must show sufficient financial ability.
  4. Applicant must be truthful and honest in every way.
  5. Applicant's conduct in the visa interview must be appropriate.


1) According to U.S. visa regulations, a legitimate “bona fide” applicant is defined as one whose desire to study in the U.S. arises out of EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES WHICH APPLICANT HAS FOUND IN HIS HOME COUNTRY, which require higher education in the U.S.

(2) To be successful in obtaining a visa, it is the responsibility of the applicant to overcome the law’s “pre-judgement” that he is not being honest (and actually intends to stay in the U.S. rather than return home to take advantage of those enhanced employment opportunities).

(3) A “legitimate” applicant can overcome this “pre-judgement” only by demonstrating and proving to a visa official his true intent, and his ties to the home country, and his financial ability, and his honesty, as well as by conducting himself appropriately during the visa interview.


For more information about engaging F-1 VISA ADVISORS, INC., for customized services (including a mock interview with a U.S. Immigration Lawyer), and to inquire about the low fees and costs for their services, contact Dr. J. Fred Brandenfels , via email or call 541 345 1734.


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1. Applicant must have strong ties to the home country

WHAT U.S VISA LAW STATES ABOUT “STRONG TIES” TO THE HOME COUNTRY: The rules for state the following: 214(b) of the Immigration & Nationality Act & the U.S. State Department require student applicants to have “strong ties to your home country that will compel you to leave the United States at the end of your temporary stay”.  So, what exactly does this mean?  Read more....

2. Applicant must intend to be a temporary student, rather than a permanent resident

WHAT U.S VISA LAW STATES ABOUT INTENT TO BE A TEMPORARY STUDENT: 101.8 U.S.C. 1101 (f) (I) 3 states that an applicant who wishes to apply for a Student Visa in the U.S. must be, a bona fide student qualified to pursue a full course of study who seeks to enter the United States temporarily and solely for the purpose of pursuing such a course of study who must be a resident in a foreign country that he has no intention of abandoning”. Read more.....

3. Applicant must show Sufficient Financial Ability

WHAT U.S VISA LAW STATES ABOUT HAVING FINANCIAL ABILITY: CFR 214.2 (f) states that a student applicant must have...documentary evidence of financial support in the amount indicated on the Sevis Form I-20” issued by the university. Read more....

4. Applicant must be truthful and honest in every way

WHAT U.S. VISA LAW STATES ABOUT BEING TRUTHFUL AND HONEST: 8 U.S. Code #1546 states that student applicants must…not make any false statements nor present any document which contains false statements when appearing before a U.S. officer. Read more....

5. Applicant's conduct during the visa interview must be appropriate

WHAT U.S. VISA LAW STATES ABOUT HOW TO CONDUCT THE INTERVIEW: 8 U.S. Code 1361 states that …an applicant for a temporary student visa shall be assumed to have intention to be an immigrant, and the burden of proof shall be on the applicant to overcome the assumption and establish to the satisfaction of the consular officer that he is eligible to receive a visa…” Read more....