VISA & GREEN CARDS
Immigrant visas are often referred to as permanent residency green cards and generally permit you to stay in the U.S. for as long as you wish. At the Law Offices of Rashmi N. Patel, LLC, we help individuals obtain visas in several ways. The most common ways to successfully obtain an immigrant visa include:
- Family visas.
For mothers, fathers, children, sisters, and brothers
- Fiancé(e) visas. You may be issued a visa, but you must prove you are married within 90 days of entering the U.S. Using any other type of visa, like a tourist visa, is not allowed.
- Marriage visas. Allowing your husband or wife to enter the U.S.
- Work visas. Employers are allowed to sponsor an employee’s application. These are called H1B visas. There are different cards for different kinds of employees: priority workers, people with advanced degrees, skilled workers, and others.
K-1 Visa & Other Types
- K visa. For the spouse, child, or fiancé of a U.S. citizen
- T visa.
For victims of trafficking
- U visa. For victims or witnesses of specified crimes who have suffered substantial physical or mental abuse and agree to cooperate with the government
- V visa. For spouses and children of lawful permanent residents whose visa petitions have been pending for at least three years
If you are a citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States, you can follow a multi-step process to help your family members migrate to the U.S.
A U.S. citizen can sponsor any immediate family member such as a spouse, son, or daughter of any age.
A U.S. citizen who is at least 21 years old can sponsor a brother, sister, or parent.
Connecticut Green Card Attorney
People seeking a green card are usually sponsored by an employer or a family member. If you are a U.S. citizen, you can petition for a green card for your: