Consular Processing Attorneys - Located in Newark, New Jersey and serving clients nationally and internationally, The Law Office of Raymond D'Uva provides experienced, reputable representation in matters related to consular processing. Founding attorney Raymond P. D'Uva has close to four decades of experience handling Consular Processing immigration issues.
The process by which beneficiaries of an immigration petition (family-based, employment-based, or other category based) who are outside of the United States apply for an Immigrant Visa, Consular Processing is generally chosen for reasons of convenience as it allows for application of an immigrant visa at a U.S. consulate overseas. The process involves two different government entities: the National Visa Center and a Consular Office abroad under the Department of State.
Consular processing will commence only when the underlying immigration petition is approved by the USCIS and visa numbers for the prospective immigrants are available. If the beneficiary is outside of the United States, they may then apply for an immigrant visa through the National Visa Center and at a U.S. Consular Office in their home country or country of permanent residence. If the beneficiary is in the U.S., he or she may choose to immigrate via consular processing abroad or through adjustment of status (AOS).
At The Law Office of Raymond D'Uva, we assist clients with consular processing to obtain immigrant and nonimmigrant visas involving:
Family-Based Immigration: if your spouse, child, parent or sibling has filed a family-based visa petition on your behalf and you are living outside the United States, the approved petition will be forwarded to the U.S. consulate in your country of residence where you will be scheduled for an interview to apply for an immigrant visa to immigrate to the U.S.
Employment-Based Immigration: we help foreign nationals and businesses obtain EB-1, EB-2 EB-3, EB-4, and EB-5 visas, as well as temporary work visas, visas for professional athletes, artists and entertainers and visas for multinational executives and managers.
Investors, Traders and Entrepreneurs: we can help you apply for an E-1 Treaty Trader visa, an E-2 Treaty Investor visa, or we can help you with consular processing of an EB-5 visa after approval of an I-526 by the U.S.Citizenship and Immigration Services to come to the U.S. as an employment creating investor/entrepreneur.
No matter what your reasons for your coming to the United States, an experienced immigration attorney can help you with consular processing and a wide range of related issues. We have deep experience in helping to navigate this somewhat complicated process. The main benefit of consular processing is that it may be generally quicker than AOS. The time frame for consular processing on average is between 6 and 12 months, whereas AOS can take an average of 1 to 2 years.
To schedule an initial consultation to discuss immigration issues with a lawyer at our firm, call us at 973-643-7750 or contact our offices online. We look forward to helping you begin a new life in the United States.