Temporary Visa (Nonimmigrant Visa)
A temporary visa, otherwise known as a nonimmigrant visa, are issued to foreign nationals looking to come to the U.S. on a temporary basis, for a specific purpose. Such purposes include things like tourism, business, study, or medical treatment. The purpose of the temporary visa will generally dictate what category of visa needs to be obtained. Each temporary visa category has its own specific requirements that must be met in order for the visa to be granted. Determining what visa is right for you and how to navigate the specifics of the visa application process can be overwhelming. The dedicated immigration attorneys at Fazli & Associates are here to help you. We will provide trusted legal counsel as we help you obtain a nonimmigrant visa.
Who Qualifies for Temporary Visas?
Foreign nationals seeking entrance into the U.S. on a temporary basis may apply for a nonimmigrant visa. The specific type of nonimmigrant visa that is needed will be based on the purpose for the travel to the U.S. Most seeking nonimmigrant visas want to come to the U.S. for things such as tourism, some kind of temporary work, business, or academic study. Some of the most popular types of temporary visas include:
B-2: Visitor for tourism
F-1: Academic or language student
H-1B: Specialty worker
Most nonimmigrant visas are granted to those who are abroad. Applicants must apply directly to the U.S. consulate or embassy. The applicant may be required to submit authorization and other documentation before being permitted to apply for a specific type of nonimmigrant visa. All nonimmigrant visa classifications may be found on the USCIS or U.S. Department of State website. The requirements for each classification can also be found there.
One of the biggest requirements that an applicant must meet is the ability to demonstrate to the visa officer at the U.S. consulate that they intend to return to their home country after they visit the U.S. on the nonimmigrant visa. Should the visa office believe that a foreign national is seeking a visa as a pretext for going to the U.S. to stay indefinitely, the visa will be denied. The officer may request more information regarding the visa applicant’s ties and connections to his or her home country in order to ascertain whether or not the applicant truly intends to return home after the U.S. visit.
Not only are meeting the specific qualifications and requirements for each temporary visa type complex, but determining the visa type that is right for you can also be difficult. Fazli & Associates is here to help answer your questions. We will work with you to determine the right visa and help you with the intricacies of the application process.
What Should I Expect for My Consular Nonimmigrant Visa Interview?
Usually the final requirement on the path to receiving a nonimmigrant visa is the interview at the U.S. consulate. It is important that you arrive at your scheduled interview on time and prepared. Bring any supporting documentation that is requested. You will be asked a series of questions at your interview that will largely depend on what type of visa applied for. Keeping your answers concise and direct is always the best way to go. Always be honest with your answers.
Most of the questions are intended to ascertain whether or not you qualify for the visa for which you are applying. The officer will also ask questions designed to make sure that you really do intend to return home after the purpose for your trip has been accomplished. This means the interviewer will ask about things like what plans you have after your U.S. stay. The interviewer will also ask about things that you have to come home to. Do you have a job in your home country? Do you own a home? Do you have close family members nearby?
Being prepared for your consular nonimmigrant visa interview is critical to having your visa application approved. A misstep could lead to a significant delay of your visa approval or an outright denial of your application. Fazli & Associates will help you every step of the visa application process. This includes preparing you for the interview.
Nonimmigrant Visa Application Attorneys
Immigration law in the U.S. can be difficult to decode. However, complying with the requirements set forth by immigration law is crucial in obtaining things such as a temporary visa for travel to the U.S. Let Fazli & Associates take on the legal hurdles associated with obtaining a nonimmigrant visa. We will counsel you throughout the process. Contact us today.