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Applying for an Immigration Visa?

Applying for Immigrant Visas

Rancho Cucamonga Immigration Attorney

If you plan to remain in the United States and live and work here, then you will need to apply for an immigrant visa. Immigrant visas are different from non-immigrant visas in that they allow an individual to stay for a lengthy amount of time in America. The consulate takes immigrant visa applications more seriously, and it is tougher for immigrants to secure one of these in order to come to the U.S.

Applying for an Immigrant Visa

It is not easy to apply for an immigrant visa. In fact, you must have a reason to prove that you are eligible for an immigrant visa to enter the United States. Visas are always issued by a U.S. Consulate or U.S. Embassy, and you will need to apply in your respective country.

You need to complete the application process before you are already in the United States. The visa application process consists of filling out application forms and paying any necessary fees. Citizens from countries that are in the Visa Waiver Program do not have to obtain a visa.

Types of Visas

Because there are many different immigrant visas, it is important to apply for the visa that best suits your situation. Atlantis Law Firm can help you determine which visa to apply for and guide you through the process.

Types of immigrant visas include:

  • Family-based visas: Applicants can seek a family-based visa if they have immediate family who can sponsor them in the United States. Normally, children who are under 21, parents of a child over 21, spouses, or fiancés can enter the U.S. on one of these visas.
  • Employment-based visas: These visas are reserved for people who are offered permanent employment in a U.S. company. The company or employer must sponsor the immigrant in getting his or her visa and prove that he or she will be hiring that individual at their company once he or she has immigrated. Normally, the employer has to prove that there is not an American citizen who could also fulfill the job requirements.
  • Special immigrant visas: Several special immigrant visas are reserved for foreign nationals who have a good reason to enter the United States. These special visas include:
    • Iraqi or Afghan translators / interpreters
    • Iraqis or Afghans working for the U.S. government
    • Religious workers
    • Broadcasters

Visa Help from a Seasoned Immigration Lawyer

If you need assistance obtaining a visa or if you need to challenge an application denial, then you need to talk with an attorney. The dedicated immigration team at Atlantis Law Firm can help you to work through your case and may be able to fight on your behalf concerning your visa complications.

Speak with an immigration attorney at the firm today to learn more about applying for a visa.

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