CONSULAR PROCESSING

CONSULAR PROCESSING 

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Consular Processing is the process of applying for any United States Visas from outside of the United States.  This is different from an Adjustment of Status (AOS), which is for those eligible to apply for a Green Card within the United States.  Consular Processing means that for one to receive their Green Card, one would need to wait in their country of origin to get a United States Green Card approved.  Consular Processing and Adjustment of Status have separate processing times, application forms, supporting documents and fees. 

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The Importance Of Having An Attorney Present During Consular Processing

 

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An attorney can help applicants for Consular Processing prepare for the interview that they will have to conduct in their country of origin.  From organizing documents to resolving any unexpected issues that come with Consular Processing, having an attorney can be a reassuring way to make sure this important process runs smoothly.  Situations of consular officers requesting additional information are common, so it is important to have an attorney who can expedite this process which results in faster processing and faster entry into the United States.  An attorney can also be important during this process to address any questions or concerns that one might have during the process, and be able to advise applicants on safer or quicker options.