Consular processing is one of two pathways to permanent resident status in the United States. This process applies if your immigrant petition has been approved and an immigrant visa number is available – and you are located outside the U.S. In this situation, you can apply at a U.S. Department of State consulate to come to the U.S. and be admitted as a permanent resident. If you are already in the U.S., you would apply for permanent residency through an adjustment of status.
Whether you are looking to become a permanent resident or are sponsoring a family member, our Boston consular processing attorneys at Gorton Law LLC can help. With our immigration law experience and our resolve to help our clients achieve their goals for living and working in the U.S., we are prepared to deliver the results you need.
What can you expect during consular processing? The exact steps may vary depending on whether your immigrant petition is approved or denied, visa availability, and whether USCIS requests additional information before approving your petition, but the process typically follows a general timeline.
The following is a general overview of consular processing for family-based immigration:
Consular processing can be complicated and difficult to navigate, but with our skilled team on your side, you can feel confident that the right steps are being taken to secure your green card. At Gorton Law LLC, we welcome the challenge of resolving complex immigration issues for our clients. We work hard to streamline proceedings and help our clients fulfill their dreams of immigrating to the U.S.