1. What is a visa?
A visa in the U.S. is a document that allows foreign nationals to enter the country for temporary or permanent residency. Each type of visa has different rules and restrictions, so it’s important to talk with an immigration lawyer about your circumstances before you apply for a visa at an embassy or consulate abroad, start online applications through the Federal Government’s Visa Electronic Application Center (VEAC), or file forms with USCIS based on criteria established by Congress under federal immigration law when applying from within the United States.
2. Why do I need a lawyer if I am going to be filing forms at USCIS?