Consular Processing

Consular Processing refers to the process of immigrating to America from overseas.

The first step in the process is determining your basis for immigration. Most of our clients immigrate based on their relationship to a family member who is already living the United States as a citizen or permanent resident. There are also other routes to permanent resident status, such as through employment or asylum.

The next step is compiling your application packet and submitting forms. For a family-based immigration, this includes form I-130 (the petition for you to immigrate), and form I-864 the Affidavit of Support from your family member ensuring that you will be financially supported when you arrive in America. Along with these forms, we also submit an evidence packet proving the existence of a family relationship and if you are married, that your marriage is legitimate.

Once your application is approved, you will be notified by the National Visa Center and you will be given an appointment for an interview at your local U.S. consulate. After your interview, you will wait for final approval after which you can make arrangements to travel to the U.S. On your arrival you will be inspected by a U.S. Customs official and will be mailed your Green Card after you arrive.

There is much more to the immigration process than simply submitting forms. We have experience dealing with complications that can arise during the application process and familiarity with processing at consulates in South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Canada, Mexico and the Philippines.

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