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Obtain Temporary or Permanent Residency in the United States

Before traveling to the United States, a person from a foreign country is generally required to obtain a visa. They may require a nonimmigrant visa for a temporary stay or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. The purpose of the travel will dictate the type of visa needed to enter the country. At Sebastian Simon Law Group, PLLC, our immigrant visa attorneys in Houston can help you obtain the proper visa for your specific needs.

Having a U.S. visa allows you to travel to an entry point into the United States. You may then request permission from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) inspector to enter the country.

Your visa doesn't guarantee entry into the country. However, it does show that you received eligibility from a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad. DHS/CBP inspectors are responsible for letting travelers into the U.S. for a specified time period.

Seeking Visa Assistance? Contact our Houston Visa Attorneys for Expert Guidance!

Eligibility for a Permanent Visa

An immigrant visa for permanent residence in the U.S. requires that the person be eligible for immigration based on:

  • A family relationship with a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Employment needs
  • If they are considered a special immigrant

Special immigrants include those who are translators, persons working on behalf of the government, or those in the Diversity Visa Program. Individuals in this program come from a country that has a low rate of immigration to the U.S. This type of immigrant visa generally requires an approved petition filed with the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services.

Immigrants have become a staple in the creation of intellectual property and businesses in the United States. Bringing your family or self to the United States is an exciting endeavor, but it can be a difficult process. Our firm can help you pursue a visa that is right for your situation.

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the requirements for obtaining a permanent resident visa in Houston?

To be eligible for a permanent resident visa in Houston, applicants must meet certain criteria based on family relationships with U.S. citizens or permanent residents, employment needs, or if they qualify as special immigrants. Special immigrants might include translators, government workers, or participants in the Diversity Visa Program. The process typically involves an approved petition filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Can a Houston immigrant visa attorney assist with temporary visas?

Yes, immigrant visa attorneys in Houston can provide assistance with obtaining nonimmigrant visas for temporary stays in the United States. These visas are suitable for individuals who plan to visit, work, or study in the U.S. for a limited period. The attorneys can guide applicants through the process, ensuring they apply for the correct visa category based on their travel purpose.

Does having a U.S. visa guarantee entry into the country?

No, possessing a U.S. visa does not guarantee entry into the United States. It indicates that the holder has been deemed eligible by a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad. Upon arrival, travelers must still obtain permission to enter from the Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection inspectors, who will determine the length of the allowed stay.

Assistance with Non-Immigrant Visas

There are several types of nonimmigrant visas, based on the purpose of travel.

Non-immigrant visas are typically needed for the following groups and more:

  • Diplomats
  • Media, journalists
  • Religious workers
  • Exchange students
  • Visitors coming for medical treatment
  • Tourists

Also included in this section are travel visas required for an extended vacation and other types of trips abroad.

These immigration cases can still be as complicated as obtaining a permanent visa. For obtaining a temporary, nonimmigrant visa, retain the services of a legal professional from our law firm. We can assist you with all legal immigration issues.

Need help determining whether you qualify for a non-immigrant or immigrant visa? Please contact our immigration visa office today at (713) 839-0639 for Houston and (332) 330-9442 for New York City!

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