The USA visa application process includes some serious steps which need to be done cautiously. Consider the guidance of Global Tree USA experts to avoid visa rejections, and fill out the visa applications without any errors. Keep reading to get clear information on the USA visa application process.
Under US immigration regulations, anyone can apply for a Green Card in various ways. The requirements for qualifying may vary depending on the immigrant category you are seeking for. Learn more about the many categories of Green Card Eligibility and the requirements for each on our Green Card Eligibility Categories page.
A majority of people who apply for a Green Card must complete two forms: an immigration petition and an application for a Green Card (Form I-485).
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Check your eligibility category to discover if an application is required.
If you meet the requirements for a Green Card, you must choose between adjustment of status and consular processing.
Once your immigration petition has been approved and you have been assigned an immigrant visa number, there are two ways to apply for lawful permanent resident status (a Green Card). You can apply for an immigrant visa at a US Department of State consulate overseas to enter the country and become a permanent resident if you are currently outside of the US.
The purpose of immigration is to choose the appropriate visa category. As each visa category has different eligibility criteria it is vital to determine under which visa category your purpose of travel comes.
Once the visa category and appropriate visa is chosen, verify your eligibility. If eligible, proceed to the visa application filling. Submit all the documents required according to the visa you are applying for.
Wait for the decision on your application. Usually, it will take a few months for USA immigration authorities to send their decision on the visa application.
Once your application is selected or rejected, the USA national visa center will notify you through the email you provide. Wait for the confirmation to proceed to the visa interview.
Once the confirmation is received, schedule your visa interview for both interview and biometrics.
In the case of any changes of timings or date scheduled, make sure to inform the National visa center in advance to avoid any visa rejections.
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After the visa interview, wait for the visa approval mail. Once received the approval, proceed to book your flight tickets and plan your immigration.
As appointments are frequently scheduled two to three months in advance, we strongly suggest applicants begin the application process at least three months before their desired travel date.
The steps to apply for a Green Card may vary for each category. However, here is the general application process for a USA visa:
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