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U.S. Consular Processing -

Consular processing is the process in which the U.S. Department of State reviews and qualifies immigrant and non-immigrant applications of foreign nationals abroad. Depending on the type of application, whether such application is an immigrant or non-immigrant visa petition and the various categories of non-immigrant visa applications and its qualifications, the requirements and the level of scrutiny vary. Though, there are some patterns that the Houston Immigration Attorneys and the Northchase Immigration lawyers have recognized similar and regularly assist our clients to prepare for Consular reviews. 

For immigrant petitions, the U.S. Consular will scrutinize the family relationship in a family-based petition and will carefully review the background and qualifications of the employer and the prospective employee in an employment-based petition. The Consular Office uses a variety of methods to investigate and resolve concerns or suspicions, including but not exclusive to visiting the home and work place of the individual beneficiary abroad, review and inspect the employer’s and the sponsor’s workplace and financial status, especially if the employer has an affiliate or  subsidiary abroad. 

In a non-immigrant visa categories, the Consular Officer will carefully review the employer’s and the employee’s qualifications. In addition, the Officer will inquire into the prospective employee/applicant’s intent to permanently remain in the U.S.  The majority of the non-immigrant visa applications, with the exceptions of L-1 and H-1B visa, and all other non-immigrant visa applicants must demonstrate that he or she has the intent to depart the U.S. once their status ends in the U.S.  Please consult with our experienced Houston U.S. Consular Processing Attorneys and our North Houston Consular Processing Lawyers for more information and preparation prior to attending an interview with the U.S. Consular office abroad.