Visa Application

The process of applying for an immigration visa is not always simple. In fact, it can be filled with many complications and extenuating factors.

Seeking entry into the United States through a visa can be a complicated process, to say the least. This is especially true if you are unfamiliar with the legal language that is used in many of the documents required for the completion of a visa application. Therefore, it is highly encouraged that you utilize the knowledge and information that can be provided to you during this process by a New York immigration attorney at our office.

Even a relatively minor mistake can end up costing you an unaffordable amount of time and money. If your application is denied, your family could be separated and / or your ability to work could be jeopardized. Under the guidance of an immigration lawyer from Pozo Goldstein, LLP, however, this need not be the case. With our help, you can confidently complete your application without fear of mistake, error, or oversight.

Under the instruction of Pozo Goldstein, LLP, the potential consequences of an application that was made in error or turned in incomplete do not need to be of concern because we will actively help you properly prepare your forms. In so doing, we can minimize the risk of delay while simultaneously increasing the likelihood of its approval. Together, our 90+ years of experience can be put to work for you.

Types of Immigrant Visa Applications

Although you are not required by law to hire legal representation to assist in the completion of your visa application, the decision to do so could significantly increase your chances of experiencing success. With an attorney from our office actively participating in every step of the process, you will not need to worry about missing a deadline, communicating improperly with immigration legal authorities, or even making an error on the actual application. If you need help completing any of the following immigration visa applications, do not hesitate to contact our office today.

  • DS-156K: Nonimmigrant Fiancé(e) Visa Application
  • DS-230: Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration
  • DS-234: Special Immigrant Visa Biodata Form
  • DS-1981: Affidavit Concerning Exemption from Immigration Requirements for a Foreign Adopted Child
  • DS-1884: Petition to Classify Special Immigrant Under INA 203(b)(4) as an Employee or Former Employee of the U.S. Government Abroad
  • DS-3032: Choice of Address and Agent
  • DSP-122: Supplemental Registration for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program
  • Additional visa immigration applications that may require the legal assistance of an attorney from our firm include the DS-260 Online Immigrant Visa Application and the DS-261 Choice of Address and Agent. Both of these applications are relatively new and restricted by limited use. A general description of each can be found below:

    DS-260:Online Immigrant Visa Application – The DS-260 is required for visa applicants when applying at selected U.S. Embassies and Consulates after receiving notification form the National Visa Center. This is a web-based form that is projected to eventually replace the current Form DS-230, Application for Immigrant Visa.

    DS-261: Choice of Address and Agent – The DS-261 is required for visa applicants when applying at selected U.S. Embassies and Consulates after receiving notification from the National Visa Center. This is a web-based form that is projected to eventually replace the current Form DS-3032, Choice of Address and Agent.

    Both the DS-260 and the DS-261 visa applications will be rolled-out gradually. As such, not all immigrant visa applicants will be required to use the new form at the same time. If you are one of the immigrants who is asked to complete one of these forms, you should do so under the professional instruction of an attorney from our firm.

    Visa Wait Time Information

    Regardless of the specific type of visa you, a family member, or an employee are applying for, being proactive is of the utmost importance. Travel planning in advance and being preemptive during the visa application process can make a significant difference in your ability to obtain the necessary documents. Nonimmigrant visa application wait times, for instance, can depend on several factors, including your interview appointment and processing. You can check your wait time information by contacting the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you intend to apply for a visa. Wait time information will include:

  • The typical wait time to receive an interview appointment. If you need an expedited interview appointment earlier than the expected wait time for emergency purposes, you can request an emergency appointment.
  • The typical wait time for visa processing. Your visa processing refers to the time required for your visa to be ready for pick-up or delivery after your application has been reviewed and an officer has made the decision to issue a visa.
  • Applicants should be aware that projected visa wait times do not include the time needed for administrative processing, which may affect a small number of applicants. If necessary, administrative processing becomes an additional step that is typically resolved within 60 days of submitting application, although it can take longer in some cases. When this process is required, wait times will vary depending on the unique situation at hand.

    Ensuring that all information is correct and that you supply all necessary documentation can aid in expediting your visa wait time and reducing your chances of delays. As such, working with experienced New York immigration lawyers who have the ability to guide you swiftly through your chosen action is essential. In addition to ensuring that all information is correct and that all documents are compiled, our legal team can explain every aspect of your application and legal status. In the event that your application is not handled in a timely fashion, we can also help you explore your available legal options to address unreasonable delays, including writs of mandamus – a legal complaint that prompts USCIS into making a decision on your application.

    Successfully Complete Your Visa Application: We can help!

    The process of applying for an immigration visa is not always simple. In fact, it can be filled with many complications and extenuating factors, any of which could potentially jeopardize your ability to successfully complete the form. In order to ensure that U. S. immigration law provisions are appropriately met, the representation of an immigration lawyer could be invaluable.

    Effectively surpassing the hurdles that can be presented at the time of your application process is much more likely if you have secured the legal assistance of an attorney from our office. Collectively, we have more than half a century of experience working in the field of law, and our team consists of a former judge and former U.S. immigration prosecutors. We are here to help you meet the requirements expected of you during the application process, so contact us today.