Consular processing refers to visa applications made outside the country at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The process allows hopeful 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 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.
Advantages 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 between five and 13 months – this is considerably shorter than the average AOS application and adjudication process.
Why Hire an Attorney
Though consular processing is a convenient option for many individuals living abroad, the process can be difficult to navigate. A Houston immigration attorney from our firm can help clarify the requirements and advise you on how to proceed every step of the way.
Keep in mind that:
- 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 questions and address any concerns you may have throughout your case. We have helped thousands of clients navigate this process and look forward to serving you.
Consular Processing Lawyers in Houston TX
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I have always been very pleased with the level of service I receive from Fong & Associates. They often have an immediate answer to my question, but if not, they are timely in researching and getting back to me. I would highly recommend them to others for their immigration needs.” – Margot T.
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