Applying For A Visa In The United States

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How To Apply For Adjustment Of Status In The United States

People can apply for visas at a consular office in their country of origin. If you are already in the United States, then you must apply for legal permanent residence with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This process applies to refugees, foreign students, undocumented immigrants and temporary workers.

Immigrant visa applications usually involve sponsorship by your immediate family member already living here or a U.S. employer. Multiple federal agencies will review your application. An approved family-sponsored visa should not have an expiration date, but an employment visa could have a time limit.

What Is A Nonimmigrant Visa?

A nonimmigrant visa is available to someone who does not intend to stay in the United States. There currently are 19 categories of nonimmigrant visas. If you are a student, an investor, a businessperson, an entertainer, a tourist or part of a cultural exchange program, then you could qualify for one of these authorizations to come to the U.S. temporarily.

Why Do Denials Happen?

Your criminal history could prevent approval, but even individuals with clear records can face denial after waiting in line for so long. One common reason a visa application might be denied is due to lack of information. You must fill out your visa application carefully and take all necessary steps during the application process. The process varies depending on the embassy or consulate, so it is a good idea to seek the help of an experienced lawyer.

Contact An Attorney At An Experienced Immigration Law Firm

At Bastarrika, Soto, Gonzalez & Somohano, L.L.P., our immigration law department is led by a former immigration prosecutor who is extremely familiar with immigration law and policies. You can trust in his experience. We are prepared to guide you through the visa application process. Call our Paterson, New Jersey, office at 973-370-0997 or 201-212-4572, or contact us online to learn more.