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An Aggressive Bridgeport Immigration Lawyer Is Ready To Help

Whether you are seeking permanent residency status in the United States or need help appealing an unfavorable immigration decision that could result in removal, an experienced immigration attorney by you may be able to assist with your case. At Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC, we are dedicated to assisting immigrants and their families in the Chicago area. We recognize that immigration law is a particularly complex field, and we know that people seeking visas for work or to join other family members can find the immigration process extremely confusing and sometimes convoluted.

You should not have to go through a difficult immigration law process on your own. An aggressive immigration law attorney in Chicago can evaluate your case and can speak with you about your options. With years of experience handling an extensive variety of immigration law matters, we are prepared to get to work on your case today.

How Can I Obtain a Visa?

What do you need to do in order to obtain a visa? There are many different types of visas that permit you to enter into (and, depending upon your specific set of circumstances), to live and to work in the United States. As a fact sheet from the U.S. Department of State explains, there are generally two different types of visa categories:

  • Nonimmigrant visa categories; and
  • Immigrant visa categories.

When it comes to nonimmigrant visas, the categories are extremely vast in number. In brief, however, a person can obtain a nonimmigrant visa for many different purposes, such as to compete in an athletic event, to conduct business, to engage in work or employment, to receive medical treatment, to conduct medical work, to engage in tourism, to study as a student, to seek protection if you are a victim of criminal activity or human trafficking, or to reunite with a spouse or children who already are lawful permanent residents. These are just some of the many purposes for which a nonimmigrant visa can be granted.

The list of categories for immigrant visas is still somewhat expansive, but it is shorter than the list of persons for whom a nonimmigrant visa may be issued. There are three overarching categories of immigrant visas: 1) immediate relative and family-sponsored visas, 2) employer-sponsored visas for the purposes of employment, and 3) other immigrants. Within those categories, the U.S. Department of State lists the following subcategories:

  • Spouse of a U.S. citizen;
  • Fiancé of a U.S. citizen who plans to live in the U.S.;
  • Adopted child;
  • Other family members of U.S. citizen(s);
  • Other family members of lawful permanent residents;
  • Employees who have been sponsored by an employer, including for example religious workers or translators;
  • Diversity immigrant visas; and
  • Returning residents.

Applying for any type of visa can be a complicated process, and it is important to learn more about your options by speaking with an experienced Illinois immigration attorney.

Discuss Your Case with an Immigration Attorney in the Chicago Area

Do you have questions about a visa application, either for yourself or for a family member? Or do you need assistance with deportation defense or an appeal? An aggressive immigration attorney in Chicago may be able to help with your case. Contact Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC to learn more about our services.