Consular Processing Vs. Adjustment of Status
New Jersey Immigration Lawyer
The United States is a wonderful country that welcomes immigrants from
foreign nations. In this country, nearly anybody can pursue the "American
dream" providing they follow the appropriate paths to U.S. citizenship.
In the U.S. there are two distinct paths to obtaining permanent resident
status, otherwise known as a green card. An attorney can provide you with
the necessary information and tools to streamline the immigration process for you.
If you are a beneficiary of an approved immigrant petition and have an
immigrant visa number available, then you may apply at a U.S. Department
of State consulate abroad for an immigrant visa in order to enter the
United States and be admitted as a permanent resident. This process is
referred to as "consular processing."
On the other hand, if you are already in the United States and are eligible,
then you can apply for permanent resident status without the inconvenience
of having to return to your home country to finish the processing. This
pathway is referred to "adjustment of status."
Reasons to Pursue Permanent Residence
There are different reasons why a person may pursue permanent residence
within the United States. In most cases immigrants become eligible for a
green card when a petition is filed on their behalf by a family member or an employer,
while others come to this country through
refugee or asylum status. In any case, obtaining permanent residence is usually of the highest
priority for the immigrant who is seeking a green card. Often times a
spouse, a son or daughter, other family members or a promising job awaits
them in the United States. For this reason, a seasoned immigration attorney
can provide immeasurable benefits to the person seeking permanent residence status.
Get Help for Consular Processing
At The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C., our
New Jersey immigration lawyer can help people who are seeking non-immigrant visas, immigrant visas,
and green cards for the purpose of living and working here in the United
States. We understand how important it is to submit your application as
soon as possible and without any errors. Our firm has extensive experience
in U.S. immigration laws; therefore, we can help you prepare for an application
of a U.S. visa or permanent residency whether you are already here in
the United States or overseas.
Our firm can assist the following individuals in consular processing:
- Sons, daughters, parents, brothers, sisters of U.S. citizens;
- Spouses or unmarried children of permanent residents;
- Foreign nationals with approved visa petitions by their U.S. employers;
- Business executives;
- Foreign government officials; and
- Many more
Immigration-related issues can be very daunting and complex. Our New Jersey
Immigration Attorney is prepared to answer all of your questions and steer
you in the right path for obtaining a visa. We understand how vital obtaining
an immigrant or non-immigrant visa is to you and your family and we are
here to make the application process as streamlined as possible for you.
Contact a New Jersey immigration lawyer from the firm to learn more about consular processing.