Consular processing is a process more commonly referred to as “visa interviews at the U.S. Embassy.” It is the immigrant visa application process run by the U.S. Department of State that is conducted outside of the United States at an embassy or consulate.
All beneficiaries of an immigration petition who are currently abroad must go through consular processing. In fact, consular processing once was the only means of obtaining an immigrant visa. Now there is also the process of Adjustment of Status (AOS) as an alternative, although this process requires the person to be presently in the United States. There may be some restrictions on who may file for consular processing or an adjustment of status. You must consult with an experienced attorney before taking any affirmative steps.
Consular processing is complicated. It involves an additional federal agency than other processes, decisions are generally non-reviewable and rigid, and there may be significant delays due to national security concerns or current foreign policies. Although, sometimes consular processing may be quicker than the AOS application, "between 5 and 13 months", making it a more preferred choice for prospective lawful permanent residents. Having an experienced lawyer is essential to achieve permanent resident status through consular processing. To learn more, contact us for an initial consultation.
For more information on the advantages and disadvantages of consular processing, contact us. The Consular Processing attorneys at Malik & Associates, PLLC coordinate all stages of the consular visa application process. Our lawyers’ experience can help you pursue the consular processing option, assist with the application process, gathering of supporting documentation, and interview preparation.
At Malik & Associates, PLLC, we have numerous years of experience providing guidance and representation for those on the consular processing path to a Green Card. We are a Texas-based law firm with our principal office located in Carrollton, Texas. Our attorneys combine knowledge, experience and a commitment to helping clients, with a passion for immigration law. We help our clients find the immigration solutions they need, efficiently and effectively. If you are interested in learning more about Consular Processing, please do not hesitate to contact Malik & Associates, PLLC.
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