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Requirements for visas according to U.S. immigration law

Many foreign citizens have questions about applying for visas in the United States. There are regulations that govern immigration, and certain requirements that must be met according to U.S. immigration law in order to be eligible to submit a petition for a visa. Anyone in Georgia who is considering filing such a petition will want to first gain clear understanding of the law before proceeding.

A person applying for a visa must have a legitimate sponsor. This might be a U.S. citizen who is also a spouse, brother, sister or parent. It could also be a prospective employer. In addition, another lawful resident who possesses a green card may act as a sponsor in the process of filing a petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

There are various documents included in a petition to acquire a visa. An experienced immigration and naturalization attorney would be able to advise someone as to the appropriate documents that would need to be filed in the United States. In limited circumstances, petitions may also sometimes be filed from outside the United States.

In either case, a petition must first be approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services before an interested party can begin the full application process. Anyone in Georgia with questions about U.S. immigration law as it pertains to visas can contact a legal professional for answers. An attorney would be able to address any number of issues surrounding all facets of the visa application process and other matters regarding one's immigration status.

Source: travel.state.gov, "Submit a Petition", Accessed on April 12, 2016

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