Consular processing refers to the procedure in which visa applications are made and processed outside the country at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The process allows potential U.S. immigrants to apply for a visa even if they are not in the country yet. For many families, consular processing is the best option to reunite family members and obtain a green card or an immigrant visa.
At Fong Ilagan, we have extensive experience handling consular processing cases and can successfully navigate the process. We take the time to get to know you before getting started on your case so that we can tailor our service to meet your unique needs. We understand that awaiting for your visa to be processed requires a lot of patience and time. The family immigration law experts at Fong Ilagan are also here to support you in every step of the journey to help you stay up to date and on track with where your application stands. If you are in need of professional assistance and guidance as you wait in your home country, we’re your best choice.
The Benefits of Consular Processing
Although the workflow is a bit more complicated than filing in the U.S., consular processing is an efficient and convenient choice for certain prospective immigrants. On average, consular processing takes anywhere between five and 13 months. This timeframe is considerably shorter than the average AOS (adjustment of status) application and adjudication process, which call for one to two years.
Why Hire A Consular Processing Attorney
Though consular processing is a convenient option for many individuals living abroad, the process can be difficult to traverse. An experienced and knowledgeable immigration attorney from our firm can help clarify the requirements and advise you on how to proceed every step of the way.
Important details to keep in mind:
- Decisions made by a consular officer are often not eligible for review
- You must disclose any potential ineligibilities, such as a criminal history or a previous visa overstay
- Your case may be prolonged due to administrative processing delays
Lawyers are generally not able to be present with you during a consular interview, but we can help you prepare for the interview and explain what you can expect from it. With our help, your chances of a successful petition increase. Our team is here to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have throughout your case. We have helped thousands of clients navigate this process and we look forward to serving you and your family members in order to attain entry into the United States.
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Choose Our Consular Processing Lawyers
If you want to speed up the process of filing and attaining a visa, consular processing is the best way to go about it. To learn more about the process and how Fong Ilagan can help you through it, don’t hesitate to contact us today.
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