Houston Immigrant Visa Lawyer
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.
Need legal assistance with an immigrant visa? Please contact our firm to discuss the specifics of your immigration situation today!
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.
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:
- Media, journalists
- Religious workers
- Exchange students
- Visitors coming for medical treatment
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.
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