COMING TO AMERICA

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The process for coming to the United States is a multi-step process that requires a good deal of attention to small deltails, keeping your information in order and filling out multiple documents. We have put together the information below to help you understand the process and make your stay in America easier.



SC ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION REFORM ACT

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The South Carolina Illegal Immigration Reform Act of 2008 (S.C. Code Ann.59-101-430) prohibits those unlawfully in the United States from attending a public institution of higher education in South Carolina and from receiving a public higher education benefit. The South Carolina Illegal Immigration Reform Act requires all public institutions of higher education to verify that all students are lawfully present in the US.

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F-1 VISA

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An F-1 non-immigrant visa is an immigration document that permits a citizen of a foreign country to enter the U.S. to pursue a "full course of study" at an academic institution that is SEVP-certified and has been authorized by the Immigration and Naturalization Service to offer courses to foreign students. At the completion of studies, the student is expected to return to his or her residence abroad.

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OTHER VISAS

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A non-immigrant visa is an immigration document that permits a citizen of a foreign country to enter into the U.S. for a temporary period of time. It also determines what a non-immigrant is allowed to do while in the U.S. There are many different types of visas, depending on the primary purpose for coming to the U.S.

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GREEN CARD RESIDENTS

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What is an immigrant? An immigrant is a foreign national who has been granted the privilege of living and working permanently in the United States. You must go through a multi-step process to become an immigrant. In most cases, USCIS must first approve an immigrant petition for you, usually filed by an employer or relative. Then, an immigrant visa number must be available to you, even if you are already in the United States.

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CREDENTIAL EVALUATION

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Students who have attended schools, colleges or universities outside of the United States are required to submit a professional credential evaluation to show what the equivalent academic credential in the US system of education would be. In order to be considered for transfer credit, the evaluation has to be an official course-by-course report that is sent directly to us by the evaluation service or submitted in a sealed envelope.

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