The Woodlands Visa Attorney
Professional Legal Help with U.S. Visa Applications
Each year, the U.S. government issues visas of all kinds to people wishing to enter or stay in the U.S. Under U.S. immigration law, up to 185 different types of visas exist. If you or someone you know, whether an individual, business, or group, needs to apply for an immigrant or nonimmigrant visa, we recommend that you work with our competent and caring immigration lawyer in The Woodlands. At Jovel Martinez Law, we pride ourselves on the professionalism, personalized service, and attention to detail that we apply to every client.
What is A Visa?
A visa is document that allows a foreign national to enter another country legally . Although many types of visas are available under the law, they can be broken down into two main categories.
These categories include:
- Immigrant visas - This type of visa allows an immigrant to enter the country and intends to work and live permanently.
- Nonimmigrant visas - for those who wish to come to the U.S. on a temporary basis to visit, study, work, etc.
Difference Between a Green Card and Visa
The difference between a green card and a visa is that the visa is only a temporary pass which grants you access to the enter the U.S. and remain for period of time. The green card also allows to enter the U.S. but lets you stay for as long as you want.
Tourist Visas & Employment Visas
Every visa type has it owns application and documentation process, and will be issued with certain conditions and/or restrictions. For example, a tourist visa comes with the restriction that you are not permitted to work while visiting. Employment visas, however, are issued for the primary purpose of temporarily working in the U.S. These can be issued in many categories, such as for workers in specialty occupations, workers with advanced degrees and extraordinary abilities, agricultural workers, religious workers, and more.