The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) offers any person two major paths to file their permanent resident status commonly known as green card.
An individual who is the beneficiary of an approved immigrant petition and has an immigrant visa number immediately available may apply at a U.S. Department of State consulate abroad for an immigrant visa in order to come to the United States and be admitted as a permanent resident. This legal pathway is referred to as “consular processing.”
There are predefined steps that an individual has to follow for consular processing:
- Determine Your Basis to Immigrate
- File the Immigrant Petition
- Wait for a Decision on Your Petition
- Wait for Notification from the National Visa Center
- Go to Your Appointment
- Notify the National Visa Center of Any Changes
- After Your Visa is Granted
- Receive Your Green Cards
To schedule your appointment contact us at 201-518-6642201-518-6642 (Jersey City Office) or at 732-750-1269732-750-1269 (Woodbridge Office). You can also email your appointment request to us at email@example.com. For Immigration Matters, we represent clients in all 50 states of the United States.