Consular Processing is the process by which a foreign national obtains a visa to enter the United States. Although Consular Processing usually refers to obtaining an immigrant visa, or lawful permanent resident status, this process is utilized any time a foreign national needs a visa to enter the United States.
Obtaining an immigrant visa, or "green card," through Consular Processing generally involves several steps. First an application is submitted to the National Visa Center. Next, certain documents and an affidavit of support are uploaded to the NVC online portal. Finally, NVC will schedule the foreign national for an interview at the U.S. consulate abroad.
These are general guidelines, and the exact procedure may vary on a case-by-case basis. Our office has extensive experience with Consular Processing and has helped many clients navigate its complexities.
Call our Stamford immigration lawyers at (203) 353-9188 for help with your Consular Processing application.