Interested In Getting A U.S. Immigration Visa?
A visa is the legal permission you need to enter the United States with authorization. There are many different types of visas, and getting one requires meeting numerous eligibility requirements.
At Empire Immigration Law, PLLC in Buffalo, New York, attorney Ramon Irizarry can help you pursue the right kind of visa for your situation. He is a skilled immigration lawyer with more than a decade of experience focusing on this niche area of law.
General Types Of Visas
Generally speaking, there are two categories of visas:
- Nonimmigrant visas give you temporary authorization for you to be in the U.S. for a limited period of time. These are issued for a specific purpose such as business or tourism. To qualify, you must not intend to stay permanently in the United States (with a few limited exceptions), and you must meet other requirements for admissibility.
- Immigrant visas allow you to enter the United States with the intention of staying permanently. They are issues as part of the green card process and for people coming to the U.S. to get married to a citizen or lawful permanent resident. These visas include family-based, employment-based and investment-based. Each category of immigrant visa has strict requirements, and quotas apply to several of the categories, which can mean lengthy waiting periods.
As a dedicated immigration lawyer, Mr. Irizarry understands the intricacies of each type of visa as well as the admissibility requirements for getting into the U.S. He can advise you of the specifics.
The Visa Waiver Program
People from certain countries can visit the United States on a temporary basis (up to 90 days) for business or tourism purposes without a visa. If you’re wondering whether you qualify for the Visa Waiver Program, talk to attorney Irizarry.