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In general, a person who wishes to immigrate to the United States must have a petition approved by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) before applying for an immigrant visa. The application for an immigrant visa is not filed by the applicant in most cases but by the sponsor. The U.S immigrant visas are those that allow a person to stay permanently in the U.S where they can live and work.
A person who is a citizen of America or a permanent resident can sponsor visas for certain family members. A US citizen can sponsor his/ her spouse, children, sibling and parents who want to migrate to America. However, a permanent resident can only sponsor their spouse or unmarried dependent children.
A US citizen can sponsor his/ her fiancé’s application to migrate to America. For this, he/she may apply for a K1 visa. This allows the person to move to America and live here legally for 90 days within which the couple must get married.
US companies may sponsor employment visas for skilled workers to migrate to America under the Employment-Based Immigration category.
Once an immigrant gets a permanent resident status or green card, he or she can move in and out of the USA freely. However, if they stay outside the USA for more than one year at a stretch, a new immigrant visa will be needed to re-enter the USA. This is known as the SB1 visa.
America was envisioned as a country that had a diverse population. Some countries like India and China already have a very strong presence in the USA.
You must prepare the following documents and bring the original with you to your visa interview.
After you submit your visa application, you may need to collect documents showing your petitioner has the ability to financially support you in the United States. You will submit these documents to NVC
IRS Tax Transcript or a copy of a tax return from the most recent tax year.
You can prove your relationship by submitting a photocopy of one of the documents below:
Step 1: Submit a Petition
Step 2: Begin National Visa Center (NVC) Processing and pay fees
Step 3: Collect and Submit Forms and Documents to the NVC
Step 4: Interview
The fees for the immigrant visas are for petitions as well as processing fees.
The fees for the petitions are as follows:
As for processing fees, they depend on the type of visa which you are applying for, and are as follows:
Another common fee for most immigrant visas is the Affidavit of Support, which costs 120.00 USD.
Every immigrant visa case is different, so it is difficult to estimate how long the process will take for a specific individual. It will take approximately four to six weeks for USCIS to process the petition. After that, you will have to gather your documents and proceed with the application.