Immigration Visa Application

The Immigrant Visa Process

Immigrating to the country of your choice is an important and complex decision. In this section, you will learn about who may immigrate to the destinated country, the different types of immigrant visas, the required forms, and the steps in the immigrant visa process. Because most immigrants receive visas in the family or employment-based visa categories, they are a key focus of this section. To be eligible to apply for an immigrant visa, a foreign citizen must be sponsored by a citizen relative, lawful permanent resident, or a prospective employer, with a few exceptions, explained below. The sponsor begins the immigration process by filing a petition on the foreign citizen’s behalf with Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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A citizen can file an immigrant visa petition for:
  • Spouse
  • Son or daughter
  • Parent
  • Brother or sister
A lawful permanent resident (that is, a green-card holder) can file an immigrant visa petition for:
  • Spouse
  • Unmarried son or daughter
As you get started:
  • Learn more about Family Categories.
  • To begin the immigration process, your sponsoring family member must file an I-130 Petition for Alien Relative to Citizenship and Immigration Services.
An employer can sponsor certain skilled workers who will be hired into permanent jobs. In some specialized fields, the law allows prospective immigrants to sponsor themselves. In addition, the law provides a number of special immigrant categories, as well as an immigrant investor program. As you get started:
  • Learn more about Employment Categories
  • To begin the immigration process, your sponsoring employer must file an I-140 Petition for Alien Worker with Citizenship and Immigration Services. In some categories, you can file the I-140 petition yourself.

Regarding some of the immigrant visa categories, the law limits the number of visas available each year, with certain limits by country. In these limited categories, whenever the number of qualified applicants exceeds the available immigrant visas, there will be a waiting list. In this situation, the available immigrant visas will be issued in the chronological order in which the petitions were filed. The date your petition was filed is called your priority date. You can learn more about priority dates.

Why Choose Value Offshore Education?

  • Strong team of qualified staff with well-trained counselors.
  • We ensure 98% Visa success
  • Free Document Checking Service: We offer free checking of documents to identify original documents needed to process an offer and apply for the applicable Study Visa. The service guarantees all of our students a 100 percent Visa Success.
  • Access to our wide range of contacts abroad: We won’t abandon you on arrival at your destination; we provide options for accommodation and free accommodation in the first week of arrival so as to enable you to seek an appropriate and permanent place of abode.
  • Pre-departure briefings: We know that many of our clients may be traveling or living in a new country for the first time. Value Offshore Education organize pre-departure briefings that cover every aspect of the intended country. We provide linkups with our students and clients currently living in your destinations for a proper on the spot information.
  • Subsidized Flights Costs: In order to make travel affordable, Value Offshore Education has become a partner with a member of the Star Alliance Airline company offering students low flight costs and many other interesting benefits.