With more than 11 MILLION US immigration applications having been approved from 2000 to 2010, the U.S government has continued to prove its commitment to diversifying the US population by allowing the legal entry of immigrants into the United States, provided that certain eligibility requirements are met.
In fact, with approximately 1 MILLION individuals being being granted legal resident status in 2011 alone, the visa application process can be a rewarding experience, despite some of the challengers that applicants can face during the submission phase.
If you or someone you love is considering applying for a US visa or if they are in the midst of applying and need assistance, we can help. Arguello, Hope & Associates can provide the experience and guidance that many people need during the course of an application.
To find out how we can help, simply fill out the “Free Case Evaluation” form located to the left.
What Visas Are Available?
In an effort to accommodate the many reasons why people immigrate to our shores, the Unites States government offers a host of visas to help provide a passageway for immigrants to work and live legally in our country.
Some of these available visa types include:
- Diplomatic and government official visas (Type “A”)
- Tourist visas (Type “B”)
- Student visas (Type “F”)
- Work visas (Type “H”)
- Fiancee visas (Type “K”)
- Extraordinary ability visas for athletes and other (Type “O”)
- Entertainer visas (Type “P”)
- Cultural / Tradition educators and trainer visas (Type “Q”)
For those that are unsure if they are eligible to apply for any of these visas, contact our immigration lawyers today – we can help review the details of your application and then determine if you have grounds to file.
What Are The Requirements?
As there are a variety of visas currently available, there are often specific requirements for each of those visa classifications. However, there are some common, fundamental basics that most applicants will need to provide, in order to commence the application process.
Some of these include (but are not limited to):
- A current and valid passport
- An original Birth Certificate
- Education history
- College / high school graduation certificates
- Immunization records
- X 2 Passport photographs
- Character references from credible sources
…. Amongst many others.
It’s also worth noting that being able to demonstrate a desire and ability to work and be a contributing member to society can also assist with your application.
How Long Can It Take?
As there are many applications being processed by U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – formerly known as the Immigration and Naturalization Service or “INS”, the application process for most visas can range between 12 to 60 months.
With this time frame in mind, it’s important for applicants to have a dependable network of family and friends – as for most visas, the applicant is not permitted to work until the application is approved.
A notable exception to is the Type “B” visas that are offered to tourists, which can take as little as 2-4 weeks to be reviewed and issued if they are accepted.
Have Questions? Contact Our Immigration Lawyers Today
The path to legal US residency for immigrants can be a time consuming and frustrating process which can involve complex documentation, specific submission requests, screenings, medical tests, interviews and other factors.
Our team of attorneys has the knowledge and experience to help guide visa applications through the US immigration process and provide these services in a cost-effective manner.
For those that are unsure if they are eligible for a visa, we offer a 100% FREE initial case review, which allows potential clients to submit the details of their application to our team for free, which we will then review and determine if you have grounds to file.
If so, we will then advise you on the best way to move forward with the application process.
With our office located in Phoenix AZ, we provide comprehensive legal counsel to US visa applicants in:
- El Mirage
…. And most of the other cities, towns and suburbs that surround these areas.
To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today at 1-888-CLAIM-68 (1-888-252-4668) and after some initial questions about your inquiry, you will be quickly connected to one of our attorneys.
Alternatively, to start immediately simply fill out the “Free Case Evaluation” form located at the top of this page – it is strictly secure and 100% FREE to submit.