Accomplished New York Law Firm Explains the Immigrant Visa Process
Experienced lawyers help clients gain permanent residency
Navigating the process needed to obtain an immigrant visa can be complicated and confusing. Our skilled immigration attorneys at Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP have extensive experience guiding clients through the steps required to obtain permanent residency. With three convenient offices in the New York City area, our law firm has fought for the rights of immigrants for more than 60 years. You can rely on us to put all of our resources to work for you.
Informed legal advocates explain requirements for getting an immigrant visa
To potentially qualify for an immigrant visa, individuals must generally be sponsored by family members or employers. To apply for a family-based immigrant visa, a sponsoring family member must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident. Whether it is a family visa or employment-based visa, the sponsor files a petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to start the request process. Eligibility requirements depend on the specific type of immigration visa sought. In some cases, such as if the aspiring immigrant has a criminal record or something else that might trigger concern, he or she might be ineligible for a visa. Our attorneys can advise you about eligibility based on your situation or the situation of the person you are sponsoring.
Skilled immigration attorneys guide clients through the steps needed to obtain a visa
There are multiple steps in the immigrant visa process that must be completed correctly or the application might be rejected. After the initial petition is filed and approved, processing fees are paid and the sponsor provides financial documents, the applicant:
- Fills out an online application
- Gathers birth certificate, police records and other civil documents
- Has a medical examination
- Goes through an interview with a consular officer
We will carefully explain and guide you through all the details involved so each requirement can be satisfied without undue delay or hassle.
Responsive lawyers counsel immigrants about what to expect during the interview
The interview for a visa is one of the most important parts of the process. If the interview doesn’t go well, your application could be rejected and you may have to start the process over. But if you know what to expect, you will be at an advantage. During the interview, the consular officer will ask to see specific documentation and will ask many in-depth questions. The questions may vary depending what country you are emigrating from. Our law firm will help you prepare for this interview and help you assemble the documents needed to get your visa approved.
Contact our reputable New York City attorneys for help
Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP, has three offices in the New York City area that assist clients throughout the immigrant visa process. To schedule a free consultation, call our firm at 212-203-4795 or contact us online.