Which Visa is Right for You?
U.S. Visas - Qualified Charlotte Immigration Lawyer
If you are planning on entering the U.S. whether as a non-immigrant or
a person seeking to permanently live and work in this country, you will
need a visa to visit this country. Many types of visas exist but are generally
broken down into two categories: non-immigrant visas for temporary visits
and immigrant visas which allow you to live and work in the U.S.
If you need legal assistance with finding the right type of visa for your
needs and with the application process, you should seek the professional
legal assistance of a qualified attorney. It is highly advised that you
consult with the immigration lawyer at Kelli Y. Allen Immigration Law.
After reviewing your situation, Attorney Kelli Allen can advise you on
what is needed to achieve your objectives.
Types of Visas
Temporary visitors to the U.S. will need to get a
non-immigrant visa. This kind of visa will allow you to travel to a port of entry to the
U.S. and be allowed across the border. A non-immigrant visa would be necessary
if you are visiting this country as a tourist, for business or medical
reasons, or for certain types of temporary work. More than 20 visa categories
exist under the non-immigrant classification, which cover all of the reasons
why a person would visit this country for a temporary stay.
If you wish to live permanently and work in the U.S., you will need an
immigrant visa. The first step is to petition the U.S. Citizen and Immigration
Services (USCIS) to be allowed to apply. Once your petition is approved,
it will be sent to the National Visa Center where it will be processed.
The major categories of U.S. immigrants under this type of visa include
immediate relatives of U.S. citizens and permanent residents, special
employer-sponsored immigrants. Under U.S. law, only a certain number of immigrant visas are
available each year. It also limits the number of visas available to be
issued by country. This means that once you are approved for a visa, you
may wait a long time before you can be issued a visa, especially if you
come from a country that has a long waiting list for visas.
Please choose the scenario that best fits your situation to see possible
When applying for a visa, the Charlotte immigration attorney at the firm
can ensure that your application and documents are submitted properly
which will help to produce a favorable result.