Immigrant Visas Vs. Nonimmigrant Visas

Introduction If you are a citizen of a foreign country, in most cases you will need a visa to enter the United States. It is the purpose of your intended visit to the US that determines what visa options are available to you. A visa, however, does not automatically permit entry to the US; it […]

Police Clearance Certificate For US Immigrant Visa

Introduction Indian citizens and nationals, and non-Indians living legally in India, who are seeking legal permanent resident status in the US, must obtain an immigrant visa at the US consulate or US embassy nearest to where they live in India. The immigrant visa process commences when a family member or a US employer submits a […]

Adjustment Of Status vs. Consular Processing:

Introduction Lawful permanent residence (Green Card) status is conferred either through the issuance of an immigrant visa at a U.S. consulate or embassy abroad, or through the approval of an ‘adjustment of status’ application (Form I-485) by U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services in the U.S. For those who are physically present in the U.S., both […]