Washington, D.C. Visa Law Attorneys Assist Prospective Immigrants
Dedicated immigration law firm helps clients obtain U.S. visas
There are dozens of types of U.S. visas, each with its own legal requirements and limitations. Based in Washington, D.C., the attorneys of Deutsch, Killea and Eapen, Immigration Law Firm provide legal guidance during the visa application process and help clients to overcome challenges that arise. Since the day our firm opened in 1986, we have dedicated our attention solely to visa law and immigration concerns. We are here to listen to your needs and goals, and to assist you with obtaining the proper legal authorization.
Supportive lawyers advise on immigrant and nonimmigrant visa options
A U.S. visa is an official legal document that gives a foreign citizen permission to enter the United States for specific purposes and to remain in the country for a specified period of time. Several U.S. laws, including the Immigration and Naturalization Act, determine who can receive each type of visa and how eligibility may be proven.
There are two main categories of visas:
- Immigrant visas — An immigrant visa can be issued to a person who intends to live in the United States permanently and fulfills all requirements of the visa classification sought. Once a person enters the country on an immigrant visa, he or she can receive a permanent resident card (green card) from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Immigrant visas are available to certain investors and qualified workers as well as immediate family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. In addition, a limited number of immigrant visas are made available through the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program each year.
- Nonimmigrant visas — A nonimmigrant visa can be issued to a person who intends to live in the United States temporarily for a specific reason, such as to work for an employer, participate in an event, engage in business, attend school or receive medical treatment.
The Visa Waiver Program allows some travelers who want to come to the United States as temporary visitors for 90 days or fewer to enter the country without a visa.
Our immigration attorneys are available to discuss the types of immigrant visas and nonimmigrant visas that may be available to you, and to develop a strategy to help prove your eligibility.
Knowledgeable lawyers guide clients about work- and family-related visas
To receive a visa from the USCIS, you must apply for the appropriate visa based on your circumstances and provide evidence to show you are eligible for the particular authorization you wish to obtain. There are several types of visas included in each of the following broad categories:
- Work visas — The U.S. gives immigrant visa preference to highly skilled and accomplished workers, but also makes immigrant and nonimmigrant visas available to workers who have special skills or plan to work in an area where sufficient U.S. labor is not available. Certain business investors, consultants and traders can also receive visas.
- Family visas — A spouse, child or parent of a U.S. citizen or permanent resident may receive a family-based immigrant visa if he or she meets all requirements. Siblings of U.S. citizens are also eligible for family-based immigrant visas, though they are given lower preference by USCIS.
We assist with the preparation and filing of visa applications and supporting materials. If USCIS questions your eligibility for a visa, we will use the evidence available to assert your qualifications. We have extensive experience responding to Requests for Evidence and appealing Notices of Denial.
Contact accomplished Washington, D.C. visa law attorneys for a legal consultation
At Deutsch, Killea and Eapen, Immigration Law Firm in Washington, D.C. our attorneys focus on visa law. We assist with immigrant and nonimmigrant applications and defend petitions against USCIS objections. To schedule a consultation with a member of our legal team, call 202-728-0820 or contact us online.