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Attorneys Helping Immigrants Complete the Visa Process in Clermont, Winter Springs, and Orange County

Many people across the globe look at the United States as a country that offers freedom to live in a place where a family is safe from danger and where family members can pursue multiple types of opportunities. However, the immigration process is not always straightforward, and potential immigrants can easily become confused by the complex laws that affect them. To ensure that they can obtain the necessary visas that will allow them to live permanently in the U.S., immigrants will want to work with an attorney who can explain their rights and options and provide them with legal representation when communicating with immigration officials.

At the Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC, we assist with many different types of immigration cases. Our lawyers have over 35 years of combined legal experience, and we have helped many clients resolve issues related to visa and Green Card applications. Whether you are a person in the U.S. who wants to help your loved ones come to the country, an employer or employee who needs to apply for a work-related visa, or an immigrant who needs help with issues related to your immigration status, we can provide you with compassionate, dedicated legal help and representation. We will fight to protect your rights while working to ensure that you will be able to live in the United States alongside your loved ones.

The Visa Application Process

Before applying for a visa, an immigrant and their sponsor will need to understand whether they meet the qualifications for different types of visas. The types of family visas will differ depending on whether the sponsor is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident and whether the immigrant is an immediate relative of the sponsor. Different employment-based visas will be available based on the immigrant's level of education, their qualifications, and the type of work they will be performing.

A sponsor can begin the visa application process by filing a petition on behalf of the immigrant. A sponsoring family member will file a Petition for Alien Relative (Form I-130), while an employer will file a Petition for Alien Worker (Form I-140). These forms can be filed online or via mail. After the National Visa Center (NVC) notifies the sponsor that the petition has been accepted, the sponsor will be required to pay certain fees, including an Immigrant Visa Application Processing Fee.

A person who is sponsoring one or more people for a family-based visa will be required to submit an Affidavit of Support stating that they accept the financial responsibility of providing for their family members. This form and any required supporting financial documents will provide information about the sponsor's income to verify that they will be able to support the person or people who will be immigrating to the U.S.

Each person who is applying for a visa must submit an Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration (Form DS-260). This form is usually submitted online through the Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC). Immigrants will also need to submit certain civil documents issued by their home country, such as birth certificates, marriage licenses or documents showing that a previous marriage has been terminated, records related to military services, and police or court documents related to a person's criminal record.

After the NVC verifies that all application information and records are correct, it will schedule a visa interview. Before the interview, each person that will be entering the United States must receive a medical examination from a doctor approved by the U.S. embassy in their country, and they must receive all required vaccinations. A visa interview will be held with a consular officer at a U.S. embassy or consulate. Following the interview, a visa may be approved or denied. In some cases, further administrative processing may be necessary to determine whether an immigrant qualifies for a visa.

Contact Our Ocoee Immigration Visa Attorneys

Our law firm can provide you with representation during the process of applying for a visa, and we will work with you to ensure that you complete all forms and provide all required documents. We will help you address any issues that may affect your ability to obtain a visa and advocate on your behalf to ensure that you or your family members will be able to live in the United States. To set up your complimentary consultation, contact us at 407-955-5000. We provide legal help with visa applications Orlando, Orange County, and other nearby cities, including Casselberry, Kissimmee, Leesburg Bay Lake, Saint Cloud, Sanford, Windermere, Lake Mary, Winter Park, Clermont, Winter Garden, Ocoee, Altamonte Springs, Winter Springs, St. Petersburg, Oviedo, Lake Buena Vista, Tampa, Apopka, and Daytona Beach.

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