Consular Processing

 

Many family members who immigrate to the United States begin outside of the country.  When an individual is already outside of the country or is required to return to the home country in order to receive a green card, this is known as consular processing.

Depending on the individual consular post and country, this method of receiving a green card can be complicated.  

 

Our firm deals with complex consular processing issues including working with individual consulates to find ways to overcome problems in the process.

Please contact us for a consultation if you have questions about bringing family members to the United States through a U.S. consulate.

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Types of Family Immigration Cases

In 2013, the Obama Administration released a new program to benefit the spouses of US Citizens who are in the country undocumented.

 When an individual is already outside of the country or is required to return to the home country in order to receive a green card, this is known as consular processing.

Green Card Applications

Many family members are able to file green card applications while here in the United States.

Hardship Waivers

Many immigrants who wish to come to the United States are prohibited from doing so because of unlawful presence in the United States or immigration fraud.

Fiance Petitions

US citizens who wish to marry someone from another country are able to bring their fiancee to the United States on a special visa known as a K-1 in order to get married and subsequently apply for a green card.

Salvadorans (Temporary Protected Status)

Many citizens of El Salvador have an immigration benefit known as Temporary Protected Status (TPS).