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Dallas Consular Processing Attorney

North Texas Lawyers Assisting with Immigrant Visas

Lawyer in Dallas County Helping Immigrants Come to the United States

Are you or someone you love applying for a Green Card to come and live in the United States? If so, and you are not currently in the U.S., you will probably need to go through "consular processing." Consular Processing is an important step toward obtaining an immigrant visa, but it can be confusing and overwhelming for many foreign nationals.

At the Law Office of Jae Lee, we offer personalized attention to those who are going through the process, and we provide skilled guidance to those seeking Consular Processing of their visa applications. When you choose our firm, we will ensure that all forms and documents are completed and filed properly, and we will help you understand what to expect from the process. Our top priority is helping you meet your immigration-related goals.

Understanding Consular Processing

Consular Processing is a very specific type of visa application process that is intended to serve foreign nationals who apply from outside of the United States. In some ways, consular processing is similar to an Adjustment of Status, but there are some important differences.

If an immigrant is lawfully present and retained their legal status after arriving in the United States, then Adjustment of Status could be the most effective solution for obtaining permanent residence. However, if a person is not currently within U.S. borders, Consular Processing may offer an alternative way to gain an immigrant visa and Green Card. This process will be handled through the U.S. consulate located in the country where the immigrant is currently living. After submitting a visa application and all required documents to this consulate, officials will evaluate the application and determine whether a Green Card should be granted.

In certain situations, Consular Processing may allow a person to receive a Green Card more quickly than they would through Adjustment of Status. However, the process of applying for a visa and Green Card through Consular Processing can be more complex. The team at the Law Office of Jae Lee can provide advice on whether this is a viable option, and we can assist with filing applications and other documents to ensure that a case will be handled correctly and efficiently.

Skilled Guidance for Consular Processing

Consular Processing of an immigrant visa application involves several steps and a significant amount of paperwork and documentation. The success of your application depends heavily on meeting the strict filing requirements and following all of the procedural obligations. Our team will help you complete and submit all of the necessary documents to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your country of origin.

In most cases, an in-person interview is a required part of the process, and it is held at the same embassy or consulate. We will also help you prepare for the interview so that you know what to expect, giving you the best chance of a favorable outcome for your application.

Entering the United States

When an immigrant visa is issued, the immigrant will receive a sealed information packet from the consular officer. The unopened packet must be provided to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials when the immigrant enters the U.S. If CBP determines that the immigrant is admissible, they will be authorized for entry as a permanent resident of the United States. LPRs will have the right to live in the U.S. on a permanent basis and work for employers in the country. A Green Card will be mailed to the person shortly after their legal entry into the United States.

Contact Our Office for Help

As an immigrant himself, Attorney Jae Lee understands the challenges associated with relocating permanently to the United States. If you would like to learn more about Consular Processing of immigrant visa applications, contact our office. Call 214-295-3014 today for a free consultation. Our firm serves clients throughout North Texas from our offices in Dallas and Plano.

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