Consular Processing

Orlando Consular Processing Attorney

Serving Clients in Orlando, Kissimmee, and the Surrounding Areas

At Angel Law Firm, PL in Orlando, we simplify the process of obtaining a green card through consular processing. No need to return to your home country - we assist you throughout the United States.

Our experienced team offers exceptional legal services and helps you navigate the consular interview, providing necessary documentation to prove the legitimacy of your marriage. We understand the stress involved and are dedicated to answering your questions and ensuring a smooth experience. Whether you're in the U.S. or abroad, consular processing can save time and avoid additional costs. Trust us for expert guidance and representation.

What is Consular Processing?

Consular processing is a method of obtaining a U.S. immigrant visa or green card for individuals who are outside of the United States. It involves applying for the visa through a U.S. consulate or embassy in the applicant's home country or a country where they have legal residence. The process typically includes an interview with a consular officer to determine eligibility for the visa based on family-sponsored, employment-based, or other qualifying categories. If approved, the applicant is granted an immigrant visa, allowing them to enter the U.S. as a lawful permanent resident. Upon arrival, they will receive their physical green card, making them a permanent resident of the United States.

How Does Consular Processing Work?

The consular processing process involves the following steps:

  1. I-130 Petition: If you are applying for a family-sponsored immigrant visa, a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident relative must file an I-130 Petition for Alien Relative on your behalf with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
  2. I-140 Petition: For employment-based immigrant visas, your prospective employer must file an I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker with USCIS.
  3. Visa Availability: Once the USCIS approves the I-130 or I-140 petition, the National Visa Center (NVC) assigns a visa number based on the preference category and country of chargeability. The availability of visas depends on the visa bulletin issued monthly by the U.S. Department of State.
  4. Choice of Agent: If you have a designated agent for correspondence, you must submit Form DS-261, Choice of Address and Agent.
  5. Affidavit of Support: The petitioner (sponsor) must submit an Affidavit of Support (Form I-864) to demonstrate the ability to financially support the intending immigrant.
  6. Online Application: Complete the DS-260 Immigrant Visa Application online and submit it to the NVC.
  7. Document Collection: Gather and submit all required documents, including civil documents (birth certificates, marriage certificates, etc.), police clearances, medical examination results, and passport-style photos.
  8. Fees: Pay the necessary fees for visa processing, affidavit of support, and immigrant visa application.
  9. Interview: After processing is complete, you will be scheduled for an interview at the U.S. consulate or embassy in your home country or designated country of residence.
  10. Decision: At the interview, a consular officer will determine your eligibility for the immigrant visa based on the provided documents and information. If approved, you will be issued an immigrant visa.
  11. Entry to the U.S.: With the immigrant visa, you can travel to the U.S. and present the visa to the immigration officer at the port of entry.
  12. Green Card: Upon admission to the U.S., your immigrant visa serves as a temporary green card, allowing you to live and work in the country as a lawful permanent resident.

It's important to note that the consular processing process may vary based on the type of visa application and individual circumstances. Consulting with an immigration attorney can help ensure a smooth and successful consular processing experience.

You do not have to go back to your home country to obtain a green card through consular processing. Our team at Angel Law Firm, PL can help you in Orlando, and we are available to serve you throughout the United States.

Do not hesitate to call (407) 337-8799 or contact us online to discuss your situation with an Orlando consular processing lawyer at Angel Law Firm, PL.

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