In the U.S., there are two categories of visas: immigrant and nonimmigrant visas. Foreign nationals who intend to enter, live, and work in the US should apply for an immigrant visa. Foreign nationals wishing to enter the US on a temporary basis for tourism, study, business, temporary work, medical treatment, or other non-permanent similar reason, should apply for a nonimmigrant visa.
A foreign national who intends to live and work permanently in the US needs to apply for an immigrant visa. Someone who wants to immigrate to the U.S. must be sponsored by a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is an immediate relative or U.S. employer, and have an approved petition before applying for an immigrant visa.
Applying for these types of visas, if granted issuance, does not guarantee entry into the US. A visa issuance means that the American embassy or consulate officer has reviewed the application and determined you are eligible to enter the US.
The U.S. immigration law is very complex, and you need to get help from an experienced immigration lawyer in San Fernando Valley when you are facing immigration issues. Contact us today to schedule a consultation so that you can learn more about your rights and how we might be able to help.
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