The pathway where a beneficiary of an immigration petition receives the ability to apply for an immigrant visa at a U.S. consulate abroad. This is to aid the process for those who are seeking entrance to the United States and requiring a green card to secure their ability to stay with their benefactor. Whether one needs to visit a consulate abroad due to convenience or due to being abroad. Through consular processing, you will have the ability to apply for different types of visas from family-based visas to employment-based green cards.
In order to start the consular processing, you will need a qualifying family member or employer who is residing in the United States who can file a I-130 or I-140 petition. You will need to have the petition filed to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) by the employer or family member. When the petition has been approved by USCIS, they will then transfer the case to the Department of State’s National Visa Center (NVC) to arrange and plan out the rest of the processing that is required. This arrangement will eventually lead to unfold at a consular post.
At The Law Offices of Gary J. Kim, we can assist you in consular processing issues regarding:
- Family-based visas
- Employment-based visas
- Waiver applications to overcome grounds of inadmissibility
Consular processing can be a complicated and confusing process, and it is important to work with an experienced consular processing lawyer who can assist in providing advice and guidance on procedure.
Following procedures for consular processing can be a grueling and extremely involving process. Be fully prepared by having a lawyer by your side. It is crucial to have an experienced consular processing lawyer by your side to help you through the processing to make sure that you have a smooth transition through consular processing. Let us help you seek the benefits of this procedure.