Immigration Law Office

Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Visas

‚ÄčAn Immigrant Visa is a "permanent visa"  through which, upon arrival to the United States, a person is issued a "Green Card."  The two most common ways of obtaining immigrant visas are through family-based and employment-based sponsorships.

Non-Immigrant Visas are temporary visas in which the foreign national plans to return to his or her home country at the end of the underlying period of authorized stay.  Common non-immigrant visas include tourist visas, student visas, and various types of work visas.