Immigration matters are just too complex and confusing to handle on your own. Whether you’re trying to become a U.S. citizen, helping a family member move to the U.S., or seeking work, you will surely face mountains of paperwork and complicated immigration laws. There are various immigration issues that foreign nationals might face, including specialized visas, adjustment of status, and deportation problems, among many others.
At Joseph & Hall P.C., we exclusively practice immigration law. Our knowledgeable Colorado immigration lawyer the various immigration laws that will impact your specific situation and guide you through the many stages of your immigration case.
In general, visas come in two basic types, which are non-immigrant or temporary visas and immigrant or permanent visas. Temporary visas are given to individuals who want to go to the U.S. for a short time with a particular purpose, such as for studying, working, business, or traveling. Permanent visas are given to foreign nationals seeking green cards or permanent U.S. residence.
Because permanent visas permit people to live and/or work in the U.S. permanently, they come with more stringent requirements. The time frame for the entire process is likewise much longer than obtaining temporary visas.
Depending on their reason for going to the U.S, people can seek temporary visas as students, as religious workers, for business purposes, or travel, among others. Each one of these temporary visas will require specific paperwork during the application process.
If you’re looking to go to the U.S. for business purposes, for instance, purchasing materials or supplies, negotiating a contract, settling an estate, or attending a conference, you should apply for a business visitor visa. Among other things, you must show that you won’t look for work in the country or enroll in an educational institution and would go back to your country of residence once your business visitor visa expires.
There are also various types of permanent visas for immigration, which include those for immediate family members of U.S. citizens, unmarried minor children and other relatives of U.S. citizens, and spouses of citizens, among many others. For instance, the IR1 or CR1 visa is for people who are lawfully married to United States citizens.
In this case, the U.S. citizen spouse could petition for their foreign spouse to go to the U.S. and live in the country if they could show that:
The United States was built and continues to flourish with help from immigrants of various nationalities. The immigrant population will continue to change over the coming years, but what will remain constant is that eligible foreign nationals can enter the U.S. lawfully if they follow the immigration rules and have the correct documents to back up their visa applications.
For any questions, concerns, or more details about U.S. immigration matters, contact Joseph & Hall P.C. online to set up a meeting with our skilled Colorado immigration lawyer today.
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