Law-trained visa attorneys can help you understand visa complexities and help secure your rights, whether you apply for an immigrant or non-immigrant visa.
When a foreign citizen wants to enter the United States, they are generally required to obtain a visa. There are approximately 185 types, each with its application procedures, interview requirements, processing times, fees, expiration dates, and rules. The visa is issued by the foreigner’s own country and will become part of their passport.
Visa laws can be complex, but broadly speaking, there are two categories: (i) immigrant visas, for those who are interested in staying in the United States permanently, and (ii) non-immigrant visas, for those who are only in the country for a set period, like attending college or an extended business trip.
Foreign citizens seeking an immigrant visa typically must obtain a sponsor that has petitioned and been approved by the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services). This sponsor has to be a U.S. citizen relative, a U.S. lawful permanent resident, or a prospective employer.
Once the appropriate petition has been completed and approved by USCIS, the next step is to complete preliminary processing with the Department of State‘s National Visa Center. At this point, the foreigner will be required to provide:
The most common immigrant classifications are (i) family-based, which are Spousal visas for foreigners with a spouse who is a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident; and (ii) employment-based; which could be:
Please bear in mind that the U.S. currently operates a Diversity Visa Lottery, where foreigners otherwise ineligible for an immigrant visa may enter to win one.
Similar to immigrant visas, the non-immigrant application process usually requires petitioning the USCIS, having an interview, and providing evidence of the foreigner’s purpose in traveling to the U.S. Non-immigrant visas have a maximum duration of stay.
Some of the most relevant non-immigrant visa categories are:
No matter what visa you hope to apply for or the visa situation you need to better understand, a Neahusan Law visa lawyer can help you navigate your legal situation. Neahusan Law visa attorneys can help you accurately and effectively fill out all the necessary paperwork to help you stay in the United States for the time that you need.
American immigration law is extremely complicated, and a piece of wrong information can mean the difference between successfully obtaining the right visa and ending up with a deportation case on your hands. Thankfully, Neahusan Law Visa lawyers can help you understand and interpret the law as it applies to your case.
You should hire a Neahusan Law visa attorney as soon as you think that something may be jeopardizing your ability to stay in the United States for the time that you need because waiting too long could result in even worse legal complications. When applying for a non-immigrant visa, it can take up to a few weeks or months to fill out, submit, and process your application.
On the other hand, Immigrant visas may take longer, from several months to a few years. Immigration officials process each application on a case-by-case basis, which means that it can be difficult to say exactly how long a given case will take. If you’ve waited for a while and haven’t heard from the immigration authorities; it may be a good idea to consult with a Neahusan Law visa attorney to find out whether anything has gone wrong with the application process.
If you fail to satisfy certain conditions, your visa application may be denied. Luckily, you also can apply for a waiver and to reapply for a visa if you are initially unsuccessful. If your visa application has been denied, and you need help staying in the country or applying for another visa, it’s a great idea to work with a Neahusan Law visa lawyer who can help you present the best possible case.
If you are looking for a top Immigration Attorney with excellent service and reasonable rates, look no further. Neahusan Law has been helping clients obtain fiancé visas, marriage visas, Green Cards, and Asylum for years.
Neahusan Law attorneys will fight your legal battles and handle your case with the attention it deserves. Contact Neahusan Law today at 775-420-5142 or on the contact form on our website. We are your legal lifeline in Reno, Sparks, Fallon, Carson City, Fernley, and the surrounding communities of Nevada.