Consular Processing is the process by which the beneficiary (i.e. foreign relative or employee) of an immigration petition applies for a US immigrant visa at a US consular or embassy in their county of residence. There are several initial steps for consular processing:

Step 1: Filing the Visa Petition with USCIS and wait for its approval.
Step 2: Preprocessing of visa petition at the National Visa Center.
Step 3: Interview at U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad.
Step 4: Receive the Visa.

Consular processing can be complex and, in some cases, you may only get once chance to get it right! Contact Patel Law PLC to schedule a consultation to discuss the process for consular processing and see if you are eligible to start a petition on behalf of a family member or employee.

Call Patel Law PLC to set up a consult to discuss whether you are eligible for a U-visa or a greencard under VAWA. Call (602) 266-2169.

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