Consular Processing

Consular Processing

Consular processing is the process of bringing a foreign national to the United States through the United States Embassies/Consulates worldwide. When a foreign national is not in the United States to apply for the “greencard application” s/he must go through the consular processing process.

The process is usually initiated once the family visa or employment visa petition is approved. The approved petition then goes to the National Visa Center in New Hampshire, USA. The National Visa Center has a list of documents that they request. Once those documents are received, the National Visa Center forwards them to the Embassy/Consulate in the foreign national’s home country. These documents will include a Choice of Address and Agent form (DS-3032) and an Affidavit of Support (Form I-864, affirms that your family member will support you in the U.S., if necessary.)

The foreign national is then scheduled for an interview to complete their medical examination and to return other documents required by the Embassy/Consulate. During the interview, your application will be verified. When the application is approved, the foreign national is given an immigrant visa “I-551” visa stamp on their passport to enter the United States. The “green card” will be mailed to their U.S. mailing address.

Getting a green card is detailed process, especially if you or your loved one are not in the U.S. The green card attorneys at the Florida Immigration Law Counsel can help by assessing your situation, providing sound guidance on the consular process and walking you through it. Contact us today at 1-800-666-4996.

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