The United States was initially populated by indigenous peoples who migrated from northeast Asia. Today, their descendants are known as Native Americans or American Indians. If you are planning on visiting the USA for vacation, to see the sights with the family or to visit someone already living there Sync Visas will manage the process for you. There are two basic types of US visas: Immigrant visas and NonImmigrant visas. Immigrant visas allow travelers to enter the US in order to live and work permanently in the US whereas Non-immigrant visas allow travelers to enter the US temporarily for a specific reason, such as tourism or business for a short time. Within these two general categories, there are many other types of visas.
In some cases, there is a limit on the number of visas issued each year, this may mean that you’ll need to wait until a US visa becomes available for you. It’s important to smartly navigate the visa process to enter the United States of America. Filing documentation, completing the appropriate forms, and paying the correct fees will be required. Also, for many types of visa applications.
- Immigrant Visa
An immigrant visa is issued to a foreign national who intends to live and work permanently in the United States. In most cases, a relative or employer sponsors the individual by filing an application with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Certain applicants such as workers with extraordinary ability, investors, and certain special immigrants can petition on their own behalf. The application is later forwarded to the appropriate U.S. Consulate or Embassy overseas for continued processing and issuance of the immigrant visa to the intending immigrant, if eligible. An intending immigrant must present the immigrant visa at a U.S. port-of-entry prior to the expiration of the immigrant visa. An intending immigrant becomes a lawful permanent resident once the immigrant visa and accompanying paperwork is reviewed and endorsed by a CBP Officer. For specific information regarding immigrant visa classifications and requirements, refer to the USCIS website or the Department of State website.
- Non-Immigrant Visa
Nonimmigrant visas are issued to foreign nationals seeking to enter the United States on a temporary basis for tourism, business, medical treatment and certain types of temporary work. The type of nonimmigrant visa needed is defined by immigration law and related to the purpose of the travel. However, foreign nationals seeking to enter the United States to study or work may require certain authorization and documentation prior to applying for a nonimmigrant visa.