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Types of Visas

Apply for Visas with Help from an Austin Immigration Lawyer

Foreign citizens who intend to enter the United States must first obtain a Visa. According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), there are more than 180 different types of visas, all of which fall under one of two distinct immigration categories

Immigrant Visas
Foreign nationals who plan on immigrating to the United States on a permanent basis must apply for an immigrant visa. Applicants must first complete the process for permanent residency through either employment-based immigration or family immigration. In some cases, refugees, asylum seekers and other certain foreign citizens may also be able to obtain immigrant visas. These visas allow foreign citizens to enter a U.S. port of entry, where they can receive their permanent resident status.

Nonimmigrant Visas
All foreign citizens who want to visit United States on a temporary basis must apply for a nonimmigrant visa. Temporary nonimmigrant visas may be granted for a variety of reasons and usually include information about the purpose of a person's visit and the duration of their stay in the United States. Some of the most common types of nonimmigrant visas include:

  • Student visas
  • Tourist visas
  • Temporary worker visas
  • Investor visas

Our experienced and patient Austin immigration attorneys are prepared to assist employers, families, and individuals in determining which visa category is most appropriate for their needs and helping them navigate through the difficult application process.

Experienced Visa Legal Assistance in Austin, Texas

At The Díaz Firm, PLLC, our Austin immigration attorneys are committed to helping all interested clients swiftly and successfully handle the immigrant or nonimmigrant visa application process. Our firm also provides comprehensive legal assistance for additional visa issues such as visa waivers and renewals. Because this process requires extensive legal work and procedural specifications, having a qualified immigration lawyer on your side can alleviate frustrations and reduce the risk of errors. Contact an Austin immigration lawyer from our firm to learn more about your unique visa situation and how our legal team can be of assistance.

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The Díaz Firm, PLLC - Austin Immigration Attorney
North Office - 11754 Jollyville Rd. Suite 102 Austin, TX, 78759
Downtonwn Office - 401 Congress Avenue, Suite 1540 Austin, Texas 78701
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