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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 a 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 applying from outside of the United States. In some ways, consular processing is similar to an Adjustment of Status, but there are some important differences.

An Adjustment of Status is only available to those who are already present in the United States after having entered legally and maintained their legal status after entering. For those who are not in the United States currently, Consular Processing could be an option. In a Consular Processing situation, the person intending to immigrate must file for a Green Card or immigrant visa at a U.S. Department of State consulate outside of the United States. The consulate will process the application and determine whether to issue a Green Card.

Depending on the circumstances, Consular Processing may actually be faster than an Adjustment of Status, but Consular Processing is often more complicated. If you or a loved one abroad who is considering an application for Consular Processing, the immigration attorney at the Law Office of Jae Lee can provide the guidance you need to give the applicant the chance of a favorable outcome.

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

If you are granted an immigrant visa, the consular officer will give you a packet of information. This packet is known as a "Visa Packet." You should not open this packet.

Upon your arrival to the United States, you should give your Visa Packet to the Customs and Border Protection officer at the port of entry. You will be inspected by a Customs and Border Protection officer and if you are found admissible, you will be admitted as a permanent resident of the United States. Being a legal permanent resident gives you the authority to live and work in the United States permanently. Your Green Card will be mailed to you shortly after your 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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