Why Do People Need New Orleans Immigration Lawyers?
There are many situations that may require immigration law services in New Orleans. A few examples are listed below, but this is not an exhaustive list, so feel free to contact us even if you’re not dealing with one of the following:
- Getting a visa
- Extending a visa
- Getting a green card
- Marrying a citizen
- Seeking citizenship yourself
- Working to reunite your family in the United States
- Bringing children into the country
- Defending yourself against deportation
- Considering your legal rights in the workplace
Immigration Law FAQs
What types of visas are available if I want to come to the U.S. for a visit or temporary stay?
You can choose from numerous types of visas for your visit, depending on the terms and goals of that visit, along with your own status. For instance, there are tourist visas for a leisure visit, student visas if you’re coming to the U.S. for school, visas for professional athletes, and visas for medical treatment. There are dozens of short-term visas without even considering typical immigration visas, such as those used to help reunite family members.
We can help you determine what would work best for your purposes and help you file the proper paperwork to apply. Remember that you have to abide by the length and terms of the visa, though you may also be able to change your status — by getting a green card, for instance — once you are in the United States. We can assist with all of these steps and ensure that you know exactly what is expected and required by the U.S. government.
I have received a deportation order. Is there anything I can do to avoid being deported?
Yes. Generally, once you get the order, you have the next 30 days to decide what you want to do. In that time, you can choose to file an appeal. Once you do this, your case is put on hold until the appeal is considered — meaning you won’t be deported, even if the 30 days run out before the appeal process finishes. There are numerous reasons to appeal a deportation order, so do not assume that getting one means you’re out of options. You merely need to know what steps to take to start the appeal, on what grounds you can file it, and how to proceed to give yourself the best chance of having the order rescinded. We can walk you through these steps and offer support during a trying time.
How do I obtain a Green Card? How long will my Green Card remain valid?
You can get a green card for many different reasons, such as getting married to a U.S. citizen or applying for a green card as part of your career. You may also be able to get one as a refugee or an asylum seeker. We can help you determine if you’re eligible and which type of application you should use. If you do get a green card, it will then last for the next 10 years. Many people use green cards as a stepping stone, allowing them to stay in the U.S. while they work on becoming a citizen, but you do not have to do so. You also have options to renew a green card after it has expired or to replace it when necessary.
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To set up your initial consultation with top-end New Orleans immigration attorneys, just give us a call today at 1-877-229-9997. If you’d like, you can also use the web form. Either way, we look forward to working with you!