Having a visa that allows you to live and work in the U.S. offers the chance of a new life and brighter future. But the limitations and impermanence of an immigrant visa can cloud your American Dream with uncertainty and worry. Even the slightest mistake can put everything you’ve worked for in jeopardy, especially now.
If you want to extend your stay and continue to build your life here, you need to either renew your current status in a timely and correct manner or seek to adjust your status to become a permanent resident and obtain your green card.
At the Urbina Law Firm, L.L.C., in Marietta, Georgia, experienced immigration lawyers know how much is at stake when people come to him for help to maintain or adjust their immigration status. Along with a committed team of legal professionals, the attorneys at Urbina Law Firm work closely with all clients to understand their particular circumstances, address their concerns, and take the necessary steps that will allow them to move forward in the U.S. with confidence and clarity.
If you are here on a visa and wish to extend your stay, it is critical that you seek to renew your status before the expiration of your visa term. If the “Admit Until Date” on your visa comes and goes before you seek renewal, the consequences could be catastrophic. Overstaying your status could result in:
- Your visa stamp being immediately canceled, meaning that you will only be able to apply for a new visa stamp in your country of origin;
- Having to disclose your overstay on future immigration applications;
- The immediate start of removal proceedings resulting in deportation;
- Loss of eligibility to obtain another visa or green card
- A three to ten-year bar from entering the U.S., depending on the circumstances and duration of your overstay.
Too often, visa holders fail to take the necessary steps to renew their status simply because they are unaware of when their term ends or are confused about their “Admit Until Date.” But even timely status renewals can be rejected if not correctly completed.
If you have questions about your visa status or need assistance with extending your stay in the U.S., please reach out to us.
Adjustment of Status
Many foreign nationals living in the U.S. want to remain here permanently by obtaining a green card. Adjustment of status is the process through which such immigrants can apply for permanent residence without having to leave the country.
Obtaining a green card can be a complicated endeavor, and those seeking that coveted document often make fatal errors either in the application itself or while their application is pending, such as traveling abroad without the necessary authorization.
At the Urbina Law Firm, we will stand by you and guide you through the entire adjustment of status process. We will prepare the necessary documentation, prepare you for required interviews and examinations, and keep you from making mistakes which could put your efforts in peril.
The Urbina Law Firm, L.L.C.: Helping You Pursue Your American Dream
Nothing is more important to you than your future and your family. Nothing is more important to us than helping you protect them. If you have questions or need assistance renewing your visa or seeking permanent resident status, please give us a call at (770) 401-7646, or fill out our online form to arrange for your confidential initial consultation.
We look forward to assisting you.