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Visas Available for Witnesses and Informants

There are certain parties that can provide critical information to the U.S. authorities regarding criminal cases, including vital information about terrorist organizations. These witnesses and informants must be able to enter the country legally. Those who are willing to supply information about criminal enterprises operating within the U.S. borders, or impacting U.S. citizens and their security abroad may be eligible for an S Visa.

The process of gaining this type of temporary visa can be complex, and requires extensive documentation for approval. Make sure you hire a New Jersey immigration lawyer for the knowledgeable legal counsel you need.

Getting Approval for an S Visa to Enter the United States

This is a rare visa type for the United States, and of course, very specific circumstances need to apply in order for the United States government to feel safe in the transaction.

In order to be eligible the following must be true:

  • The U.S. Secretary of State and the Attorney General have determined that you are in possession of information of value to the authorities
  • You are willing to give the information to a federal law enforcement agency
  • You are willing to testify in federal court
  • This information has or would put you in danger in your home country

The types of immigration cases that could allow an S Visa to be issued include cases involving terrorism, and international criminal activities and enterprises. The spouses and unmarried sons and daughters of witnesses or informants may also be eligible for legal entry to the U.S. under an S-7 Visa.

If you have information regarding any criminal matter of interest to the federal authorities, and are coming to the United States on a temporary basis to provide testimony or other evidence, your application will be based upon a specific law enforcement agency (LEA) that is requesting your presence in the U.S.

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All of these matters must be carefully managed, as the witness or informant's information could be crucial to the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, or another federal agency. Once the immigrant has come to the U.S., it is often possible to seek permanent status in the country, as returning to the home country could lead to serious consequences, including death.

Call The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C. today and contact us for information about an S Visa for Witnesses and Informants. Our New Jersey visa attorney is here to help.

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Common Questions

  • I am a fiancée of a U.S. citizen living outside the U.S. How can I enter the U.S. to marry?

    Your fiancée must apply for a Fiancée Visa, also known as the K-1 Visa. The visa is for parties who have physically met within the past two years, have an intent to marry, and can document a relationship together. The visa is only for those who are residing abroad and cannot be used if the alien is in the US. The application is filed from within the US and when approved, will be forwarded to the American Consular where the alien fiancée will apply for the visa and be interviewed by an officer - usually about 8-12 months from the date of filing.

  • I live in the U.S. and I am marrying a U.S. citizen. How can I get a green card and become a permanent resident?

    Assuming you have entered the US with a visa or are protected by an old law called 245i, you may be eligible to adjust status to receive a green card from within the US. If you have been illegally present for more than 6 months, you cannot travel until the green card is in hand. Current processing time is about 5-7 months.

  • I live outside the U.S. and I married a U.S citizen. How can I come to the U.S. to live?

    To enter the US after a marriage to a US Citizen, you would go through Consular Processing. Paperwork would be filed in the US and forwarded to the embassy abroad to schedule an interview. The processing time frame from start to finish is between 9-11 months, depending on the embassy abroad. The process is document-intensive and requires careful attention to detail.

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Our Founding Attorney Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq. is one of the rare attorneys with as many as 30 plus years of experience in the field who possess the drive to constantly learn more to better advocate for his clients. Immigration law is a field that changes constantly as world politics unfold, new leaders front the United States and immigration processes change. In order to stay on top of this, Attorney Bennett remains an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) based in Washington D.C. and the New Jersey Chapter of AILA for which he is a former chapter chair. Attorney Bennett constantly attends conferences and presentations which analyze changes in immigration law and procedure to provide the most up to date advice for his clients. He is also a frequent speaker at civic events in New Jersey. His role in the immigration law community keeps his representation on the cutting edge.

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