When a person from another country wants to come to the United States, either temporarily or permanently, in most cases the first step will be to apply for a visa. The United States has a wide array of different visas that are available in different situations. The first question is whether you are coming to the United States for a limited amount of time for a specific purpose, or instead want to make the United States your long-term home. Once that question has been answered, there are many more, including what the purpose of your temporary stay might be, why you want to leave your home country to live and work in the U.S., what your current location is, and a whole host of other questions that will determine which visa is most appropriate for your unique situation. An experienced immigration lawyer from Sessoms Law Office, LLC is standing by to help you sort it out and guide you through the U.S. immigration system. Call our Atlanta office today at 678-853-7402.

What Are the Main Categories of Visas to the U.S.?

There are so many different visas that are available if you want to visit the United States temporarily or come to the U.S. from another country to live and work permanently, it can be quite confusing. There are two main categories of visas to the United States: immigrant visas and nonimmigrant visas. Immigrant visas are for those foreign nationals who hope to make the United States their permanent home. Nonimmigrant visas are for those from foreign countries who want to come to the United States for a limited time and a specific purpose. Within each of these categories, there are many different visas available if you meet certain requirements. Which visa is right for your situation can be a complex question. A skilled immigration lawyer can help you answer it.

What Categories of Visas Are There Within the Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Categories?

Within the nonimmigrant visa category are visas for things such as travel and tourism, certain business activities or temporary employment, study and exchange, and medical treatment, among others. Victims of criminal activity or human trafficking are also eligible for nonimmigrant visas in some cases. Immigrant visas are generally for those who have a sponsor in the United States, whether a family member or an employer.

Do I Really Need to Hire an Immigration Lawyer?

There are hundreds of categories of visas to the United States. Determining which one is right for your situation and then figuring out what steps you need to take to get it can be stressful, time-consuming, and confusing. A skilled lawyer handling immigration cases from Sessoms Law Group, LLC can help you find your way through the complex U.S. immigration system to get the visa you need. Call today to get started. 678-853-7402