Immigrant Visa

Are you planning on moving to the United States on a permanent basis? If so, you may need to apply for an immigrant visa. In this article, we will explain the qualifications and requirements for an immigrant visa and provide information on how to apply.

How do I qualify for an immigrant visa to the United States?

To qualify for an immigrant visa, you must have a valid passport and a qualifying relationship with a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, or U.S. employer. This could be a spouse, parent, child, or sibling. You may also be eligible for an immigrant visa if you have been sponsored by an employer or have been selected in the diversity visa lottery.


You will also need to show that you have the financial ability to support yourself and any dependents while in the United States. This may include proof of income, assets, and employment.

In addition to these general qualifications, there are specific requirements for each type of immigrant visa. For example, if you are applying for a family-based immigrant visa, you will need to provide proof of your relationship to the U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is sponsoring you. If you are applying for an employment-based immigrant visa, you will need to provide proof of your relationship to a U.S. employer who is sponsoring you and your qualifications for the employment position. 

How do I apply for an immigrant visa?

To apply for an immigrant visa, you will need to submit a petition to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on behalf of yourself and any eligible dependents. Once your petition has been approved, you will need to complete the immigrant visa application and attend an interview at a U.S. embassy or consulate.

After your application has been reviewed, the consular officer will make a decision on your visa. If your application is approved, you will be issued a visa, which will be placed in your passport. You can then use this visa to travel to the United States and apply for admission as a permanent resident.

Once you have arrived in the United States and been admitted as a permanent resident, you will be issued a green card, which will serve as proof of your status. With a green card, you will have the right to live and work in the United States permanently, as well as access to certain benefits and protections.

How do I become a US citizen after obtaining a Green Card?

It is important to note that a green card is not a guarantee of U.S. citizenship. To become a U.S. citizen, you will need to meet certain eligibility requirements and go through the naturalization process. This typically involves passing a citizenship test and completing an application.

Who can help me with my immigrant visa application?

If you need assistance with the immigrant visa application process, you can contact the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for more information. You can also consult with an immigration attorney who can provide guidance and support throughout the process.

With proper planning and preparation, you can successfully apply for an immigrant visa and begin your new life in the United States.

How can a U.S. immigration attorney help me apply for an immigrant visa?

Mandelbaum Immigration Lawyers can conduct an immigrant visa assessment for you. We can guide you on whether your job offer qualifies, inform you what specific documents are needed for your case, prepare your application or employer petition, submit your application and prepare you for your visa interview.

How can I schedule a consultation appointment?

Simply provide us with your name, email address and phone number by emailing us at, and our office will contact you to arrange a consultation with a lawyer.

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