Non-Immigrant Visa Lawyer
A non-immigrant visa will allow you to visit the United States temporarily for school, work, travel, or family visits. The type of visa you need and the permitted length of your stay depends on your purpose in the United States. A non-immigrant visa lawyer can help you determine how long you will be able to stay in the country.
You should take several steps, if you believe you should seek a non-immigrant visa:
1. Review your visa status, and find out if you need a U.S. visa or a renewal.
2. Review the Visa Wait Times information for interview appointments and visa processing at each embassy and consular section worldwide available on our website. Visit the embassy or consular section website where you will apply for your visa to find out how to schedule an interview appointment, pay fees and any other instructions.
3. Plan on an interview, as well as quick inkless fingerprint scans at the U.S. embassy or consulate, which is required for most visa applicants. Some visa applications require additional administrative processing, which requires some additional time.
Your stay in the United States must be for a limited period of time and restricted to the activity or reason for which your U.S. visa was issued. You will need a valid passport issued by your own country, and, in most cases you must maintain a foreign residence. You may also be required to show proof of financial support. Your non-immigrant visa attorney can help you gather evidence showing proof of your financial support.
A U.S. visa does not guarantee entry into the United States. A visa is issued by a Department of State Consular Office abroad, but a separate U.S. agency, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), has authority to deny admission at the port of entry. Also, the period for which you are authorized to remain in the United States is determined by the USCIS, not the Department of State Consular Office. At the port of entry, a CBP official must authorize your admission to the country.
Our experienced non-immigrant visa lawyers would be happy to advise you on the type of visa that best suits your needs. For more information on non-immigrant visas, please visit the appropriate link below:
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