Consulate Interviews - When an aspiring immigrant applies for a visa outside the United States, he is required to have an interview at the U.S. Consulate in the home country. The interview takes place after the visa petition is approved. The consular official will determine whether a visa should be issued to the individual. It is important to be well prepared for the consular interview in order to be approved.
Permanent residence green cards can be obtained in two ways: issuance of an immigrant visa at a United States consulate abroad or through adjustment of status while in the United States. For some individuals adjustment of status is not available, so they are left with consular processing.
It is important for individuals considering consular processing not to pursue it blindly. If an individual leaves for a consulate interview and discovers that s/he is not eligible for the visa, s/he will likely have a difficult time returning to the United States.
In most cases, the alien will interview at the consular post in the alien's home country; however, there are exceptions for hardship, extenuating circumstances or humanitarian considerations.
There are many steps to consular processing, and The Nuñez Firm can help you and your loved ones with the entire process. The Nuñez Firm will review your situation and help you determine whether consular processing is the best option. Managing attorney will prepare all the necessary documents and coach you regarding the consular interview as well. Contact The Nuñez Firm today to discuss your case.
Consulate Appeals - Sometimes the consular official denies an immigrant visa after the consular interview. It is important to act fast in these situations. In some cases, it is possible to change the consular official's mind or convince a supervisor to overturn the decision. If an individual does not act fast,the file might be transferred back to the United States for an official denial. Once that happens, the time for processing the case will lengthen a great deal. See Visa Delays, Denials and Appeals for more information on the Consular Process.
How The Nuñez Firm can help you: We can help you get your consular interview scheduled, and we will help you prepare for the interview. If the consulate is taking too long to decide your case or to set your appointment, we can help expedite the process. We have vast experience working with consulates all over the world including Ciudad Juarez and Ho Chi Minh City in particular.
We have successfully worked with consular officials and supervisors to resolve potential denials and get the case granted in a timely fashion. We have utilized the appeals process to have denials overturned as well. If your case receives a denial or a notice of intent to deny, contact our office at once to discuss your options. We might be able to reverse the denial and help your loved one immigrate to the United States.