Caring Legal Help For Consular Processing
Many people around the world dream of getting a Green Card. It is a document that grants lawful permanent residency to foreign nationals in the United States. You do not necessarily have to be located in the United States to start the Green Card or other visa processes. Having a Green Card (officially named a Permanent Resident Card or I-551) authorizes you to live and work permanently in the United States. You may have the option of using Consular Processing to apply for a Green Card or another visa from the American consulate in your home country.
If this sounds complicated, that’s because it is. But at ERM Immigration Law, PLLC, our immigration attorneys make the system work for you. We will explain the steps, help you complete every necessary document and prepare you as best as we can to secure lawful permanent residency via Consular Processing.
How Does Consular Processing Work?
To start your process from outside the U.S., you must receive a family-based visa at your consulate of residency. The petitioner (person bringing the foreign national here) and the beneficiary (the person coming to the U.S.) will have to make these general steps:
- File and obtain approval of an Immigrant Petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
- Submit required supporting documents to the National Visa Center.
- Once set for an interview abroad, obtain a medical exam in your country of origin.
- Attend your immigrant visa interview at your consulate of residency.
This is just a brief overview of Consular Processing; your real-life experience will be much more complex and time-consuming.
Advocates Who Will Guide You
Our team believes in providing detailed help for you at every step of your petition. We are here to de-mystify the process, be honest with you about potential pitfalls, and help provide realistic expectations so that you experience a less stressful process. Immigration law is what we know best. Having worked with hundreds of clients around the world, we understand the many subtle differences in requirements from country to country and how they may affect your immigration journey.
Get Guidance From A Team That Cares
Do you have questions about Consular Processing? We are ready to answer them and give you realistic expectations of what to expect. Contact our office to speak with one of our team members about scheduling an initial consultation. To reach us, please call 206-745-9241 or send us an email.