Why Do People Immigrate to the U.S.?
There are many reasons why individuals and families decide to leave their home country and immigrate to the United States. Below are some common reasons:
- They are facing persecution in their home country and are seeking asylum
- Obtaining employment
- Following opportunities for investment
- Reuniting with family members
Types of Visas Available in The U.S.
We often receive questions from people who are struggling with the visa application process. There are many different visa designations and figuring out which one is right for your situation can be complicated. There are two different types of visas: non-immigrant visas and immigrant visas.
What Are Non-Immigrant Visas?
Non-immigrant visas are for individuals who plan to travel to the United States temporarily. For example, if you are traveling to the U.S. to attend a university or take a business meeting, you would apply for a non-immigrant visa. There are quite a few different non-immigrant visas available, depending on the reason for your travel.
Common non-immigrant visas include:
- B-1 visas, used for conducting business
- B-2 visas, used for tourism or medical services
- E-2 visas, used for investment purposes
- F-1 visas, used for academic or language development
- H-1B visas, used for specialty work
What Is an Immigrant Visa?
Immigrant visas are for people who plan to move to the United States permanently. Suppose you are offered a full-time, permanent job in the U.S. You will need to apply for an immigrant visa. It is also common for people with families already living in the U.S. to apply for immigrant visas so that they can rejoin their families permanently.
Types of immigrant visas include:
- Diversity visas
- Employment-based visas
- Family preference visas
- Relative visas
Whether you plan to travel to the U.S. permanently or temporarily, the visa application process is quite involved. A lawyer can help you understand eligibility requirements and application fees, prepare and submit all necessary forms and paperwork, and help you prepare for the interview process. Working with an attorney can help you put your best foot forward and bring you peace of mind.
MAGHZI LAW FIRM, LLC IS PASSIONATE & DRIVEN
As an immigrant herself, Attorney Maghzi understands how confusing the immigration process can be. Attorney Maghzi is extensively experienced in immigration law and has also practiced in the field of international law. As a law firm, Maghzi Law Firm, LLC is sensitive to the challenges and issues all immigrants face, and our Charleston, SC immigration attorney is prepared to help you with your case. For your convenience, we offer our services in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Farsi.
Maghzi Law Firm, LLC provides detailed, personalized immigration services designed to protect your status in the U.S. Reach out to us online or call our office at (843) 800-2750. Speak to a Charleston immigration attorney today.