Every day thousands of people leave their country or enter another one in search of better life, education or job. Some of them are “pushed” by unfavorable living conditions, the others just want to change the surroundings. Any way, it occurs when the native country doesn’t cover anymore the necessities a person might have. A lot of people want to live, work and study in the United States and live the American Dream.
This is how the immigration happens. In order to be able to enter U.S. a person needs a visa. A visa is an official document, or a stamp put in your passport, which allows you to enter or leave in a particular country. Visas can usually be of two categories. Immigrant visas are meant for aliens who are seeking permanent residence in the U.S. An alien is a person who is not a citizen of the country they live in. Non-immigrant or in other words temporary visa is given for a limited period of time with a specific purpose such as tourism, study, work etc.
People from certain countries may be permitted to enter United States without having to go through all the regular visa application procedures. This is called visa waiver, and in order to receive it you must:
- be coming to the U.S. for 90 days or less
- be a citizen of a visa waiver country
- have a valid passport
- fill out certain forms from the Bureau of Citizenship and immigration Services
- provide a round trip ticket with the return date
There are so many different types of visas available, for more detailed information please, watch the video below.
An immigration lawyer can help you determine which visa is most suitable for you. So, make the right choice with Legal Bistro!