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What is a visa?

Aside from a popular credit card company, a visa is an official government document that allows a non-citizen to enter and remain in the government's territory. A visa differs from a passport in the way that it is not for "vacation use." Based on the specifics of the requester's situation, a visa may vary in its duration, the territories permitted for visitation, how many times the visa may be used before it expires, and so on. It is also important to note that most governments retain the right to revoke a visitor's visa at any time for any number of reasons.

If your visa has been revoked and you believe the reasoning behind it was not justified, you need our Houston immigration lawyers with a track record for success. Contact Lopez & Rhodes PLLC now. The longer you wait, the more difficult the process could be.

What types of visas are there?

Most people applying for visas are unaware that there are even two primary types, if you are applying for a visa, ensure you are applying for the correct one:

  • Nonimmigrant: Sometimes referred to as a visitor visa, it is for temporary travel that extends beyond the duration of a typical vacation or visit. It may be issued for business, tourism, or familial events.
  • Immigrant: A visa issued for permanence, it usually requires sponsorship from a current citizen. Employment purposes may require an immigrant visa.

How do I get a visa?

Applying for a visa is oftentimes considered one of the biggest headaches a government can provide. Certain territories may require weeks, or even months, to respond to applicants and particular forms may require multiple submissions.

When preparing to apply for a visa, there are a few basic things to keep in mind:

  • Online forms: Relevant government websites may have visa forms to be first filled out online.
  • Interviews: Based on your age, certain governments may require you to be interviewed with a representative before a visa can be issued.
  • Duplicates: Most territories require a stack of documentation to be completed. Be sure to keep duplicates for your own records.
  • Fees: Be prepared to pay a fee when requesting a visa. If you pay a high fee for a declined visa, legal repercussions may be possible.

Visas Are Complicated – Get Legal Help Now!

If your visa was unjustly denied or it took an excessive amount of time to process, leading to issues that affected your life negatively, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Jennifer A. Lopez focuses on immigration law and understands the nuances and complications often associated with the field. Take the stress out of this process and let her help you, step-by-step!

Contact Lopez & Rhodes PLLC​ for a case evaluation.

Why We Make The Difference:

  • Nearly 10 Years of Experience

  • Former ICE Experience

  • Dedication and Compassion to Every Client's Situation

  • Member of American Immigration Lawyers Association