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New York City Consular Processing Lawyers

Serving Clients in New York, the United States and Around the World

Persons living outside of the United States, who are seeking a visa to immigrate to the U.S., must apply through their local U.S. consulate office in their nation of residency. Likewise, parties sponsoring a worker or family member for legal immigration may also seek approval through the consular process. In addition, a foreign national living in the United States legally may apply to acquire a green card for permanent residency, as opposed to filing for an adjustment of status through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) standard process.

Legal Advice to Help Immigrants Through the Consular Process

If you have decided that applying for a visa through the consular process is your best option, or perhaps your only option, make sure you understand how to improve your chances for approval. At Weisberg, Friedman & Klapisch, LLP, in Manhattan, we work with parties who need help with records, documentation and interview preparation. Be aware: Most U.S. consulate offices will not allow you to have a lawyer present during the interview. We will work you with prior to the interview to make sure you know what questions to expect and how to answer questions clearly and appropriately.

The consular process may not be the best option to help you get the visa you need. Talk to us first. Our lawyers offer decades of experience. U.S. immigration and nationality law is our ONLY area of practice. We will evaluate your situation and give you an honest assessment of your best option with USCIS.

The consular process requires a full background check of the applicant's criminal, political and health records prior to scheduling a face-to-face interview for visa approval. The applicant may be rejected for a variety of reasons. Persons living legally in the United States who have been rejected for permanent residency because of a mark on their record may apply for a waiver. Persons living outside of the U.S., however, have a more difficult time overcoming a rejection through the consular process. We will help you in every way possible regarding records, reports and documentation you need. If you are just starting the application process, see us first. If you have already started and things are not going smoothly, we will help smooth the pathway for you.

Experienced Manhattan Consular Processing Attorney

From our offices on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, our New York immigration and nationality lawyers provide legal advice and representation for clients throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and the United States. We also work with clients worldwide who are seeking application assistance through their local consulate. Call us at 212-696-2666 or contact us by e-mail to arrange an initial consultation with one of our New York City consular processing attorneys today.

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Weisberg, Friedman & Klapisch, LLP
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New York, NY 10004

Phone : 212-696-2666
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