United States consulates and embassies in foreign countries process immigration applications and conduct interviews to determine whether a foreign national may enter the United States and the terms of stay in the United States. Even if you are currently residing in the United States, you might have to travel to your homeland and apply at a U.S Consulate of your home country for certain visas. The consular approval process can be lengthy and may require a considerable amount of documentation. It is highly advised to have your application prepared by an experienced immigration attorney, who is familiar with this process.
Sacramento Immigration Attorney John Khoo knows the U.S. Immigration system and knows the type of documentation that U.S consulates require. Call him at (916) 736-3678 or use the consultation form to describe your case.
Consular processing is one of the methods that can be used by an individual seeking permanent resident status. An individual who is not in the United States, or for whom Adjustment of Status is not available, can use consular processing to obtain permanent resident status.
The beneficiary of an approved immigrant petition who has an immigrant visa number immediately available (i.e. priority date is current) applies for the immigrant visa at a U.S. consulate abroad; if the immigrant visa is granted, the individual may travel to the United States and be admitted as a permanent resident of the United States after inspection at a port of entry.