At the office of the Illinois Immigration Law Group, our immigration lawyers hear dozens of questions about the immigration process, naturalization and citizenship, visas, deportation, and more. If you have any questions, our lawyers are available to provide you with accurate, thoughtful answers. Consider these answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we get, and call us directly for more information that’s relevant to your case
Whether or not you can work in the United States as a foreign national depends on the type of visa you have and whether you have been granted work authorization. If you are applying for a green card, you likely can continue working assuming that you have a valid work visa.
Family immigration is one of the most common ways by which people legally enter and remain within the United States. Unfortunately, however, only certain family members may qualify for a family immigration visa. If you are at least 21 years of age and are a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident, you can petition for a visa for your immediate family members, including a spouse, child, or parent.
There are few things more terrifying than the risk of deportation. If you are at risk of being deported, the first thing that you should do is call an immigration attorney who can advise you of your rights and options.
If you have been convicted of a crime, you may be very worried about how the conviction may affect your right to live or work within the United States. Whether or not you can still get a visa or a green card (permanent residence status) depends on various factors, including the details of the crime of which you were convicted. There is, however, a list of crimes that will make someone ineligible for a green card.
How long it takes to get a visa to the United States depends on many factors, including the type of visa for which you are applying, the accuracy of your application, and more. One of the best ways to speed up the process is to hire an attorney who can provide sound advice and counsel. For a nonimmigrant visa, the process could be as fast as only three to five weeks. For an immigrant visa, on the other hand, the process could take months.
At the office of Illinois Immigration Law Group, our team provides personalized services for immigrants and their family members. We can design a strategy for you to meet your goals and help you at all steps along the way. To learn more about the Illinois Immigration Law Group and steps to take if you want to learn more about immigration, call us directly today.