The U.S. offers great opportunities for employment, education, and expression of one's own lifestyle. Many individuals outside of the country find themselves drawn to the states for various reasons, especially when family members are there. If you find yourself in this position and need to apply for lawful permanent residence, or a green card, then talk with our firm about consular processing! We can direct you through the process and ensure that you have everything you need to secure a successful future in the U.S.
Our Raleigh immigration attorneys have years of experience and are committed to fully educating each of our clients on the best possible avenue for their immigration and residency goals. Let us assist you with applying for your green card today!
After you have communicated with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), you will likely have a visa interview set up at the U.S. embassy or consulate in your home country to begin the process. The actual consular processing will only begin once the USCIS has approved the USCIS and visa numbers are actually available. The process is similar to adjustment of status, but is generally resolved much quicker, taking only around 6 to 12 months compared to the 2 years it can take for AOS.
In order to begin the process, you should follow these steps:
Once you are in the states, you will receive your green card within three months. While this can be a complex and confusing process, with the help of a seasoned immigration lawyer, you can be confident that your visa and green card application will be handled as smoothly as possible.
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