Worldwide Consular Processing Lawyer

Consular processing refers to immigrant visa applications conducted outside the United States at an embassy or consulate under the purview of the U.S. Department of State (DOS). The process can be thought of as the second step of a two-step process to a green card. The first is typically one of three initial events:

  1. An alien is the beneficiary of an approved family-based visa petition, which was filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) by the alien’s qualifying relative.

  2. An alien is the beneficiary of an approved employment-based visa petition, which was filed with USCIS by an employer or by the alien him- or herself (i.e.EB-1, EB-5, and NIW applications).

  3. An alien is selected in the diversity visa lottery or is the beneficiary of another visa category (e.g., refugees or asylum-seekers).

Who undergoes consular processing?

All beneficiaries of an immigration petition who are currently abroad must go through consular processing. For aliens presently in the U.S., two options are available: apply for an adjustment of status (AOS) in the U.S. or return to their home country and apply for an immigrant visa through consular processing with DOS.

Consular processing can be a complicated and confusing process since both the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department are involved. It is important to work with an experienced consular processing lawyer who can assist in providing advice and guidance on procedure.

Following procedures for consular processing can be a complicated and extremely involving process. Be fully prepared by having a lawyer by your side.

Finding The Path to the USA

If you are living abroad, we are here to help. We will discuss your situation and determine the appropriate process to help you immigrate to the United States as soon as possible. From there, our lawyers will guide you through the application process to ensure that everything is completed properly. Our team is committed to helping you provide new opportunities for you, no matter what challenges may arise.

Contact Us Today To Schedule A Free Consultation In One Of Our Los Angeles Offices. We Look Forward To The Opportunity To Serve You.

The Law Office of Henry M. Soledad is  highly skilled at helping clients navigate the immigration system, from gathering the necessary documentation through preparing for an interview and completing the final paperwork. This office is dedicated exclusively to the practice of immigration law and we work collaboratively with our clients to help them achieve their goals. Our firm has successfully represented clients in a number of immigration matters originating throughout the world including individuals and families from Peru, Venezuela, South Korea, Mexico, France, Germany, the Philippines, China, Egypt, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, and Canada. We can provide sound guidance regarding the immigration process and information to help avoid foreseeable legal issues.

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