US Visas are documents issued by a United States consular officer abroad that allows you to travel to the United States and apply for admission as a legal permanent resident (LPR). Once you are admitted as an LPR, you generally have the right to live and work in the United States permanently. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services or USCIS of the Department of Homeland Security will mail your permanent resident card (often called a “green card”) to your new address in the United States, usually within three months of your entry into the United States. If you are already in the United States when you apply for permanent resident status, your green card is obtained through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services or USCIS adjustment of a status process at the local immigration office. There are different types of US Visas like the Employment or Investor Visa.
The US Visas Process
“Foreign citizens who want to live permanently in the United States must first obtain an US Immigrant Visa. This is the first step to becoming a lawful permanent resident.
Immigrating to the United States is an important and complex decision. Because most immigrants receive visas in the family or employment based visa categories, they are a key focus of this section. To be eligible to apply for an immigrant visa, a foreign citizen must be sponsored by a U.S. citizen relative, U.S. lawful permanent resident, or a prospective employer, with a few exceptions, explained below. The sponsor begins the US immigration process by filing a petition on the foreign citizen’s behalf with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).”
If you are interested in obtaining or learning more about US Visas, please schedule an appointment with one of our knowledgeable and experienced immigration attorneys at Center for U.S. Investment Immigration Services today for an initial consultation for help with your US Visas.