What is Consular Processing?
If you are seeking United States citizenship for yourself or a loved one, you might be wondering, “What is consular processing?” Consular processing allows foreign nationals to apply for visas while still in their home country. New Jersey Consular Processing Attorney Susan Scheer handles many of these cases by working closely with a liaison who is already here, usually an employer or family member. We also keep in contact with the candidate and provide the guidance necessary to ensure that their visa petition efficiently moves through the system. If you want to petition for someone who is outside the United States, contact us to schedule a consultation.
What is Consular Processing? | Visas
We handle consular processing applications that involve:
- Marriage and fiance visas
- Seasonal employment-based immigration
- Family-based visas
- Visitor visas
- Student visas
- Professionals and investors
Submitting a petition via consular processing presents its own challenges because we are no longer dealing with USCIS. Instead, we are working with the Department of State. Access to files can be limited and backlogs are common. Nevertheless, clients appreciate our tenacity and dedication to finding solutions to processing issues. Our New Jersey consular processing attorney works diligently to ensure that the government has the requisite information to process your petition without unnecessary delays.
What is Consular Processing? | Adjustment of Status
Consular processing once was the only means of obtaining an immigrant visa. After the Immigration and Nationality Act introduced the Adjustment of Status for Permanent Residence, it became a highly popular method of achieving permanent resident status after entering the United States.
If you have an approved immigrant visa petition and are currently residing in the United States, you may be eligible for an adjustment of status. If you are considering such a step, having an experienced lawyer is essential. Applying for permanent resident status (through what’s called the I-485 package) is a detailed, arduous process.
If you have a relative or prospective employee who currently lives outside the country, we can give you an accurate assessment of your options. Call New Jersey consular processing attorney Susan Scheer today to learn more.