Wheeling Visa Attorneys
If you are a foreign citizen who wants to live, work, or study in the United States, you will need to obtain the appropriate visa. Essentially, a visa is an official endorsement that will let a foreign national live or work in the U.S. for a specified period of time.
The visa application process is incredibly complex. Indeed, there are well over 150 different types of visas that you may be able to apply for. If you are seeking entry in the United States, no matter your circumstances, the experienced Wheeling visa attorneys at Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC are standing by, ready to help.
Visa Services We Provide
We are a full-service immigration law firm. Our Wheeling attorneys have experience handling a wide array of visa application cases. Whether you are applying for an immigrant visa based on a familial relationship, or any type of temporary work visa, we can assist you with your petition. A nonexhaustive list of some of the different types of visas that our team frequently handles includes:
- Fiance visas;
- K-3/K-4 nonimmigrants visas;
- L1a/L1b visas;
- U visas;
- EB-5 immigrant investor visas;
- H-1B and other employment visas;
- O visas, for those with certain specialized skills; and
- Student visas.
Understanding the U.S. Visa Petition/Application Process
Step 1: File a petition
The first step in seeking your visa is to file a petition. This is distinct from your actual application. Indeed, your petition must be filed with an American sponsor, and approved by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) before you can begin your actual visa application.
Step 2: Choose an agent and pay fees
Once your petition has been approved by USCIS, you will need to choose an agent and pay the all of the required processing fees. Your agent will be the person who receives all correspondence regarding your case. You or a loved one can serve as your agent, though it is a best practice to work through your immigration attorney.
Step 3: Submit an application
At this point, you will be able to submit your official visa application. It is imperative that you ensure that your application is completed without any errors or omissions. Further, you must be sure that you have obtained and submitted all relevant documents and records along with your paperwork.
Step 4: Prepare for an interview
Finally, you will need to prepare for the visa interview. Your visa applicant interview is the last step in the process before you can get your application approved. The good news is that you are allowed to bring your lawyer to your interview.
Do You Need Immigration Law Assistance?
Our team can help. At Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC, our Wheeling, IL immigration law attorneys have been serving clients for more than four decades. To learn more about what we can do for you, please call us today at (312) 332-2550 or contact us directly via email.