Many people think they can show up at a U.S. embassy or border post, describe why they’d make a good addition to U.S. society, and be welcomed in. Unfortunately, this is the exact opposite of how the U.S. immigration system works.
Instead, people who want to come to the United States, whether temporarily or permanently, must determine whether they fit into an eligibility category for either permanent residence (a “green card”) or a temporary stay (“nonimmigrant visa”).
Then they must submit an application—in fact, often a series of applications—to one or more of the U.S. agencies responsible for carrying out the immigration laws, requesting either a visa (if coming from overseas) or a particular immigration “status” (if already in the U.S.).
What Permanent Residence (a Green Card) Is
If you want to be able to make your permanent home in the United States, you’ll need what is called permanent residence, which is evidenced by a green card. Green card holders can live and work in the United States and travel in and out, with very few restrictions (though they can’t vote and can be deported if they abuse their status or break U.S. laws).
What a Temporary (Nonimmigrant) Visa Is
People who want to come to the United States for a limited time need what is called a nonimmigrant visa. This lets them participate in specified activities (such as studying, visiting, or working) until their permitted time in the U.S. (as shown on a document called an I-94) runs out
REASONS TO USE AN IMMIGRATION LAWYER
At Legal have a friendly, highly competent and capable team of lawyers who are specialists in their areas of expertise
It is not mandatory to have an immigration adviser or lawyer, but if your case is risky or complicated, it will make the process smoother
It is illegal to give immigration advice unless you hold a license, or are exempt from this requirement
This applies to offshore advisers, as well as those located
Immigration Advisers can begin practising after completing a brief course on Immigration
Lawyers are equipped to deal with legal issues which may arise in any of the spheres which touch on the immigration process (fraud, employment, commercial and corporate matters)
Lawyers are generally held to a higher standard of care than licensed immigration advisers
It is not legal for immigration advisers or lawyers to demand a fee in exchange for a job offer
It is not legal for employers to demand a fee in exchange for a job offer.
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have a personal and individual approach, do not tell you what you want to hear but discuss with you the true prospects of your case. do not dangle carrots, as is fashionable, or give a percentage chance of success: that would be a guess in the dark. Instead, identify what the risks are with your case and work out how to mitigate them. immigration lawyers provide a reality check and develop sound immigration strategies to help your visa application case.
When things go wrong with visa application, they can really go wrong, despite the best of preparations. Delays with immigration processing can happen for reasons outside the client’s control or because of clients’ misunderstandings.
A World of Difference in Immigration
Whether you are running a large multi-jurisdictional immigration program, or need assistance with immigration in a particular country or region, can help you seamlessly manage the movement of your workforce. Designed to meet your need for comprehensive support, full range of work permit and authorization services help to ensure process compliance with immigration regulations in more than 170 countries/territories worldwide
These services include:
Application preparation and filing for temporary work and residence permits, entry clearances, entry visas and immigrant matters
Visa issuance assistance
Guidance on entry and departure procedures
Guidance for successful security and medical clearance processing
Guidance for complex cases, including advocacy before government agencies
Advice on dependent and family member visa processing, ability to work matters, student-related matters and maintenance of status
designated teams of experienced professionals take the time to understand your company’s business objectives, immigration goals and assignees. They communicate openly with you and your assignees throughout the immigration process, building trusted partnerships and providing holistic, customized support.
Even the simplest immigration requirements can be hard to understand—never mind the parameters of a multi-layered immigration scheme. If you find yourself lost in a sea of immigration regulations, can help. We will make the complex simple as guide you and your family through the immigration requirements of your new country/territory. With clear, concise and personalized support, you will understand your role in the immigration process and know exactly what you need to do to get you and your family to your new home as quickly as possible.
know that running a streamlined immigration program requires much more than transactional immigration services. It requires strategic “big picture” guidance; information that allows you to keep up with evolving laws; training for your employees; leading-edge technologies and analytics, and much more.
Strategic Planning Recommendations
Strategic immigration program planning can help you meet your global mobility goals in a timely and cost-effective manner. To support this, leverages experience to provide you with specific ideas about strategies and practices that reduce your immigration compliance risk and offer you the greatest chance of success.
attorneys have a reputation for excellence, not only among their clients, but also within the legal community. They are recognized by their peers for their outstanding legal services and continued commitment to finding practical solutions to complex immigration issues that span the immigration law field.
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Lawyers, Answer Questions & Get Points
Q: Hi . My boyfriend came to USA crossing the border . But since I m a USA citizen we will get married so.
Hi . My boyfriend came to USA crossing the border . But since I m a USA citizen we will get married so he can get his green card license. But I’m scared about my family knowing I want to keep it a secret until the right time .will all the documents come in my address is there a way I can put his address instead. Please do let me know.
A: Hey, contact an Immigration Attorney before you file to ensure that your boyfriend can prove lawful admission. Lawful admission is required for adjustment of status to greencard holder. Otherwise, the applicant needs to return to his country and file through consulate process.
Q: I am on H1B, my children are born citizens. Can they continue to go to school if I were to change my status to B2?
Changing status from H1B to B2 due to job loss or personal reason, need additional time to dispose things in the states.
A: Supreme Court case law affords children an education up through and including high school, notwithstanding their immigration status. Of course, a child in B-2 visitor status who attends school would be violating the terms of his/her visitor status, but the school would not (should not) prevent the child from attending classes. As your children are U.S. Citizens, according to your statement, not only would they be entitled to attend classes, but it would not even be considered a violation of any nonimmigrant status, like B-2 visitor status. If you have further questions about your children’s situation or your own, consider scheduling a consultation with a competent immigration attorney. Many law firms, including mine, offer telephone or online video consultations during the COVID-19 crisis.
Q: Hello, I’ve been going through the requirements for a permanent resident can vote
I’ve been living in for almost 11 years.
A: Good morning. I hope you are feeling better healthwise. Except you have a criminal background that disqualifies you, a greencard holder for 3 or 5 years can apply for naturalization. Some requirements for u.s citizenship application includes A copy of your greencard, filing fee $725 total, note that the fee will increase drastically on October 2, 2020. You will also need to pass a civics and English test. I will be glad to discuss more details about your particular case and help you get started. Please feel free to reachout.
Q: Can I reinstate my green card?
I received my green card in 2005 and exited the United States in 2007 while having a re entry permit that would let me be a permanent resident till 2009 if i returned to the US. Unfortunately I could not return as I was a minor and the decision was because of my parents. I know that for an abandoned green card, a person could I apply for an SB1 visa to come to the US as a legal permanent resident again, but that is not possible for me. It is because i am already in the United States on a student visa, is there any way I could have green card reinstated? such as presenting my case in front of an immigration judge?
A: If you did not qualify for the SB-1 visa and you were given a student visa, you would have to re-apply for a green card from the beginning. Unfortunately, there is no way to reinstate a green card before a judge in your situation.
Q: I voted on Greet Card Mistakenly
back in 2014 I took My Green card and was in MVA to apply for my Drivers Licence ,
A: I have had cases where clients were registered to vote by the DMV and were forgiven. However, I have never had a client that actually voted who was forgiven. When you receive an immigration status the government expects you to educate youself on the terms of your status and what violates that status.