Immigration to the U.S.


Our firm offers comprehensive U.S. immigration services that fall under the following two categories:

  • U.S. Visa — non-immigrant; and,
  • U.S. Visa — immigrant.

 

U.S. VISA – Non-immigrant

A non-immigrant visa is most often a document that allows you to travel to the United States as a tourist, on business, or as a student; and remain in the United States during the validity of the visa for a specific purpose, such as visiting, studying or working in a specialty job.

People who are traveling to the United States for a temporary purpose are classified under US law as non-immigrants, since they have no intention of staying there permanently.  These people must obtain a “non-immigrant visa” (NIV).

Directory of Non-immigrant Visa Categories (courtesy of U.S. Department of State — Bureau of Consular Affairs):

US VISA – immigrant

People who are traveling to the United States to live and work permanently are classified as immigrants and must obtain an “immigrant visa” (IV) which allows them to remain indefinitely.

Directory of Visa Categories (courtesy of U.S. Department of State — Bureau of Consular Affairs):