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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Kansas City Immigration Attorneys
Our Kansas City immigration attorneys & lawyers can help you or your company secure a work visa for business-related matters, such as advising you on obtaining a short-term visa for business trip or a work visa that will allow an employee or executive work within the United States or abroad for an extended period of time.
Some of the types of visas that the Kansas City immigration attorneys on UpCounsel have helped clients obtain include: H-1B visas, which is for temporary employment in specialty occupations, O-1 visas, where an individual possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, L-1, which is for employees of an international company with offices in both the United States and abroad, E-2 visa, which is for investors, along with several other popular work visas.
Whether you or your company requires advice on obtaining a work visa for an executive, employee, or foreign national in regards to U.S. immigration or matters abroad such as: visitor visas, employee work visas, legal permanent residence (green cards), investor visas, and citizenship - our immigration attorneys can help you throughout the entire process.
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What Is a Visitor Visa?
A visitor visa, also known as a B-2 visa, is a tourist visa required for foreign visitors to the United States. This is a non-immigrant visa solely given for people who plan to visit the U.S. as a tourist, visit family or friends, or seek medical treatment. Non-immigrant visa holders cannot work or accept a job.
Do I Need a Visitor Visa?
If you are a citizen of one of the countries listed in the Visa Waiver Program, and you plan to only visit the United States as a tourist, you will not be required to apply for a visitor visa. You will, however, need to apply for an ESTA.
Reasons to Consider a B-2 Visa
If you are a passport holde
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What Is a U.S. Visa Appointment?
A U.S. visa appointment is an in-person interview at a Visa Application Center which is the final step in receiving approval to get a U.S. visa.
Why Is a U.S. Visa Appointment Important?
A U.S. visa appointment is required before a U.S. visa can be granted to the applicant. For some people, a U.S. visa is the only way to visit or gain entry to the United States.
Types of U.S. Visas
There are two types of visas: immigrant and nonimmigrant visas.
- Immigrant visa: This visa is for people interested in permanent residence in the United States.
- Nonimmigrant visa: This visa is for people interested in visiting the United States for a temporary period of time.
Some citizens may visit the U.S. without a visa. This is due to the Visa Waiver Program which gives some citizens of some countries access to visit other countries without the requirement of a visa.
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What Is a Green Card Marriage?
A green card marriage is when a foreign citizen marries a U.S. citizen. When a foreign citizen marries a U.S. citizen, they can receive a green card or permanent resident status in the U.S. There are many steps and checks taken by the U.S. government to make sure the marriage is legal prior to the foreign national receiving a green card.
Green Card Through Marriage Application
Permanent residents and U.S. citizens can sponsor their spouse through a petition or application for a green card. Both spouses must be eligible to receive approval.
The process by which the application takes place is dependent upon whether the green card sponsor is put forth by the U.S. citizen or a green card holder.
The process through which to receive their green card will also depend on whether the foreign citizen entered the U.S. lega
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What Is a Green Card Application?
A green card application is a form that's filed by a family or individual that allows the applicant to obtain legal documentation as a lawful permanent resident of the United States. The legal status of an immigrant determines which form should be filled out; these forms include Form I-90, Form I-130, Form I-485, and Form I-175. All applications have an applicable fee. Once obtained, a green card provides many of the rights of American citizens.
A green card is also known as Form I-551 Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Card. Anyone who has a green card must carry it with them at all times.
Why Is a Green Card Application Important?