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A quick explanation of consular processing

On Behalf of | Aug 3, 2022 | Immigration

There are several methods you can employ in order to apply for a visa to work in California. You can come to the U.S. in order to do so. You can also make an application while you are still in your own country. There is a certain process that you will need to go through if you are applying while outside of the U.S. This can be briefly explained.

How to get your visa while not in the U.S.

If you are not currently in the country, you can apply for a visa by following the steps of consular processing. This means that your visa application will be handled by a U.S. embassy or consulate in your local area. At the end of the process, you should be awarded either a CR-1 or IR-1 visa.

Applying for a visa using the consular process system means that you agree to wait in your home country while your visa is being processed. This is a task that can take a few months to complete. You will thus be able to maintain your employment while you wait. You should also continue to maintain a reputation for good conduct with no legal liabilities.

You need to be sure you are eligible

It’s a good idea to make sure that you are legally eligible to apply for a green card before you begin this process. Doing so will save you a great deal of time, energy, and money.

You may be able to become eligible for a green card in the wake of an employer or family member filing a petition of their own. Other immigrants may be able to become eligible through claiming refugee or asylum status. Once your petition is filed, you will then wait to receive an official decision.