Illinois Immigrant Visas Attorneys | DuPage County Immigration Lawyers | Lombard IL
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Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices
DuPage County Attorneys


900 E. Roosevelt Road, Lombard, IL 60148

Phone: 630-932-9100


134 N. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Phone: 630-529-4761


1730 Park Street, Suite 202, Naperville, IL 60563

Phone: 630-420-1000

DuPage County Immigrant Visa Lawyers

A Quick Summary of Immigrant Visas

If a person who is currently living outside of the United States has a desire to become a permanent resident, they must secure an immigrant visa in order to apply for entry. This process, along with immigration law, can be complex. In order to receive an immigrant visa, a person has to first qualify for an immigrant classification. These can include employment-based, diversity, family-sponsored, or refugee classifications. Success in obtaining a visa is dependent on an applicant's particular circumstances. In order to be successful, the person must meet specific requirements, procedures, and rules, all of which vary depending on what type of category of immigrant visa the person is requesting. It is an unfortunate fact that many times, visa petitions are delayed or rejected because of misunderstandings regarding certain requirements. However, having an experienced and able immigration attorney can help in making sure your immigrant visa application is prepared and submitted. Call an immigration attorney today at 630-932-9100630-932-9100 to help answer any questions you may have about immigrant visas.

Immigrant Visa Categories

You must secure an immigrant visa if you wish to live in the United States permanently. The main types of immigrant visas awarded are based on employment or family, diversity immigrant status (Diversity Visa Lottery Program), and refugee or asylum status. Because there are different kinds of visas you may obtain, one of the hardest parts of U.S. immigration law is determining which of these is best suited and available to a certain person. Sometimes, there is more than one choice for an applicant. There are also many important parts in the visa process, including individuals seeking visas along with businesses and relatives in the United States.

Consulting with an immigration attorney at Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices will help you to identify and petition for the correct visa. At our law firm we assist clients with the following visa matters:

Immigration Law in the United States

All branches of the United States federal government legislative, executive, and judicial have prominent roles in the laws and policies concerning U.S. immigration. Most of the immigration process is dealt with in five departments of the executive branch. These departments are the Department of Health and Human Services, The Department of Labor, the Department of State, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Within the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the U.S. Customs and Border Protection division, and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement division handle both the enforcement and administration of benefits under immigration laws. Immigrant visa petitions, asylum and refugee applications, and other facets of the immigration process are handled by the USCIS.

Length of Time for Getting a Visa Processed

Family-based immigrant visas are normally the quickest visas to be approved. It usually takes more time for an immigrant visa to be processed than it does for a nonimmigrant visa. It is possible that employment-based immigrant visas will go through the system without taking too much time, but there can be delays resulting from having to procure a labor certification from the U.S. Department of Labor. For labor certifications, the processing times tends to vary significantly between regional offices. As can be predicted, the areas with the greatest delays are those with the highest number of applicants. Through the United States National Visa Center, visas can be processed within a few weeks and a few months, but in some cases they make take years to be approved.

It can create a logjam in the system and allow unwelcome surprises to occur if a visa application is not correctly filled out. These problems can occur through people not presenting the required supporting documents, giving inadequate information, or from other small, simple mistakes. In order to help speed up the process of attaining a visa, the application should be filled out correctly the first time, and its status should regularly be tracked.. Having a skilled immigration attorney help you with this process is the best way to ensure that a visa application has been filed correctly. They will also help you track the application's progress to try and avoid unneeded delays.

Contact an Immigration Visa Lawyer at 630-932-9100630-932-9100

Immigration attorneys represent clients throughout the world. No matter which U.S. state you decide to live in, immigration attorneys can assist with the immigration process. Since this area of law is so complex, you should contact an immigration attorney at Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices if you have questions about immigrant visas or any general immigration question. An attorney with experience in this area will be sure to give you accurate, reliable information concerning the immigration laws.

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Whether you are going through a divorce, injured in an accident, need to file a workers' compensation claim, charged with a crime, immigrating to the United States, or need to file for bankruptcy, Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices can help. Our trial lawyers have over 40 years of experience helping clients throughout Northern Illinois from 3 offices in Lombard, Bloomindale, and Naperville.

Steven Mevorah has assembled experienced attorneys under one roof so that his clients need not search for a new attorney each time they need help. Mr. Mevorah has also established a wide network of additional attorneys so that his clients merely need to stop by Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices to find the attorney they need.

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