Immigration From Abroad
Palmer & Tran, L.L.P. — U.S. Immigration Lawyers
Our attorneys help people in California, the United States and from across the globe to obtain visas and green cards through consular processing.
How does consular processing work?
Foreign nationals can apply for nonimmigrant visas, immigrant visas or a U.S. green card at United States embassies and consulates around the world. The common name for this is "consular processing" and its primary benefit is the relatively short amount of time it takes to complete.
For individuals already in the United States and seeking lawful permanent resident status — consular processing can be used as an alternative to obtaining an adjustment of status. However, be aware that consular processing denial cannot be appealed.
As attorneys, we can prepare an accurate and well-documented application for filing, and prepare you for the interview.
Preparing for the Interview
The interview is the most crucial part of consular processing. It may last only seven or eight minutes and applicants are not allowed to be represented by counsel. It is very much a one-shot, make-or-break deal.
We can prepare you for this critical interview, wherever you are in the world by telephone via our toll free U.S. number, or via Skype's Internet phone service on the World Wide Web.
We will review your application with you, discuss possible difficulties with your case, familiarize you with possible questions that may be asked and answer any questions you may have before you attend this important interview.
Professional, affordable immigration help for
clients in the United States and from around the world
For more information on consular processing and how we can help you accomplish your immigration goals — call our Santa Ana, California, offices at 877.527.8370 or contact us online.