United States visa programs are just as varied and different as the people that apply for them and are not just meant for people that want Lawful Permanent Residence either. Whether you would like to acquire a temporary visa for travel or you are a crew member for an international airline, an immigration lawyer can help you find the right Nonimmigrant Visa for your unique situation.
There are many other visa categories for specific situations besides family, humanitarian, and employment visas. These are listed below.
Nonimmigrant Visas may require approval through United States through the Department of State, Department of Labor (DOL), Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVIS), or the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). An experienced immigration lawyer will guide you towards the appropriate party to process your application.
Nonimmigrant Visas can include any of the following:
While the vast majority of United States visa applications are approved, some may end up denied by a United States consular officer. If a visa denial happens, the officer will often cite the policy that makes the applicant ineligible, explain that the applicant has applied for the wrong visa type, or explains that the application lacks vital information that would be needed to accept it. The reviewing consular officer may also inform you if your case is eligible for a review. With any visa or adjustment of status rejection, it’s very important to read the notice you receive carefully; this is what will tell you if you are eligible for an appeal, or if you must appear for a hearing before an immigration judge.
Unfortunately, any money that was paid as a visa processing fee is non-refundable and cannot be regained. If you choose to resubmit a visa application instead of appealing a rejection, it is treated as a new application and you must pay the processing fee again. As such, having an immigration lawyer to help you prepare for a visa application can help mitigate the risk of being denied, and can help you with the appeals process if you are eligible for one.
If you have any questions about applying for a visa to enter the U.S., including Nonimmigrant Visas, contact the Law Office of Nita Kundanmal today at (201) 883-9800. We handle Nonimmigrant Visas and appeals for rejected visas in New Jersey, New York, and throughout the United States.