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Consular Processing

Consular Processing in Laredo, TX 

Consular processing has some surface similarities to the Adjustment of Status (AOS) process used in applying for Permanent Residency (a green card). But there is one very significant difference. The standard AOS procedures are for migrants who are already here in the United States. Consular processing is involved when the applicant is still abroad. 

Cardenas & Rodriguez have been helping immigrants since 2010. We work with people throughout Webb and La Salle counties and all of Texas. 

Call our Laredo consular processing lawyers today at (956) 450-7951 or reach out here online.

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How Consular Processing Works

The presumption behind entering into consular processing is that the applicant already has an approved immigration petition, with a visa number assigned to them. If they want to obtain their green card but are still living abroad, we can help them attain permanent residency status. Applicants can seek their green card for either family-based reasons or employment reasons

What To Expect in Consular Processing

Our Laredo consular processing attorneys work with clients to fill out their applications and supply all the necessary supporting evidence to the National Visa Center. This evidence and documentation can include everything from showing that a family or fiancé(e)  relationship exists to demonstrating financial means of support. An interview with the consular office is a part of this process. 

There are cases where a waiver may need to be sought, such as when there may be medical concerns, a prior criminal record, or allegations from authorities that an immigrant represents a threat to national security. If those concerns cannot be disproven, a waiver seeks to have authorities agree to overlook them. 

The National Visa Center notifies applicants as to the decision, and when approval is secured, the applicant is free to come to the United States, where they will receive their green card roughly 45 days after arrival.

Our Laredo Consular Processing Lawyers Are On Your Side

Even immigration cases that should be straightforward can still manage to be made complex, time-consuming, and stressful. That’s why it’s so valuable to have Cardenas & Rodriguez on your side. We stay on top of the paperwork, we’re diligent with the details, and we’re vigorous in advocating for the rights of our clients. 

Call us today at (956) 450-7951 or contact us online to get a free consultation. 

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