Immigration representation involves counseling the client on their rights and responsibility
Green Cards – This is the most recognizable immigration matter which can provide permanent legal residency to the applicant.
Visas – The Visa ranges from Fiancee Visa, to Work Visas and Visitor Visas
Deportation Hearings – Once a foreign person has entered the United States and has violated certain laws he or she may be subject to deportation which would force that person to leave the United States.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF VISAS
Daniel M. Silvershein=s Office has many years of experience processing different types of Immigration Cases. Our office provides different types of Visas applications. Please see below different types of Visas:
- B‑1 Visa: Temporary visitor for Business
- B‑2 Visa: Temporary visitor for Pleasure (Tourist Visa)
- E‑1 Visa: Treaty Trader, spouse and children
- E‑2 Visa: Treaty Investor, spouse and children
- E3 Visa: Special category for Australian nationals who will work in a Specialty Occupation (Profession), Spouses and Children under the age of twenty‑one (21). It is called an “Australian H‑1B”.
- F‑1Visa: Student Visa
- H‑1B Visa: Work Visa for Specialty Occupations (including fashion models)
- J‑1 Visa: Visas for exchange visitors
- K‑1 Visa: Fiancée and Fiancé Immigration Visa
- O‑1 Visa: Extraordinary ability in Sciences, Arts, Education, Business, or Athletics
- P‑1 Visa: Individual or team athletes
- R‑1 Visa Religious workers
- TN Trade visas for Citizens of Canada and Mexico
Visa, I. (n.d.). Immigration Visa. Retrieved January 20, 2017, from http://www.immigrationvisa.org/
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What is a Permanent Resident?
An alien admitted to the United States as a lawful permanent resident. Permanent residents are also commonly referred to as immigrants; however, the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) broadly defines an immigrant as any alien in the United States, except one legally admitted under specific non-immigrant categories (INA section 101(a)(15)). Lawful permanent residents are legally accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States. They may be issued immigrant visas by the Department of State overseas or adjusted to permanent resident status by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the United States.
2. How do I become a citizen of USA?
Citizenship identifies an individual’s national origin. It defines his/her rights and responsibilities to that country (nationality). Most people have only one country of citizenship, but some can have dual nationality. U.S. citizens can be native‑born, foreign‑born, or naturalized. They owe their allegiance to the United States and are entitled to its protection.
To become a U.S. citizen, you must:
- Meet certain eligibility requirements.
- Be a legal permanent resident of the United States.
- Go through the naturalization process
3. What is a Refugee?
Under United States law, a refugee is someone who:
- Is located outside of the United States
- Is of special humanitarian concern to the United States
- Demonstrates that they were persecuted or fear persecution due to race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group
- Is not firmly resettled in another country
- Is admissible to the United States
A refugee does not include anyone who ordered, incited, assisted, or otherwise participated in the persecution of any person on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.
4. What is Green Card Lottery?
The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV Program) makes up to 50,000 immigrant visas available annually, drawn from random selection among all entries to individuals who are from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. The DV Program is administered by the U.S. Department of State (DOS).
Most lottery winners reside outside the United States and immigrate through consular processing and issuance of an immigrant visa.
City IDs for Everyone
New York City issues identifications cards to anyone with proof of residence regardless of immigration status. This program began in 2015. About 800,000 cards have been distributed since then. Residents from all boroughs have initiated nearly 400,000 free yearlong memberships at 40 arts and cultural groups, according to the Department of Cultural Affairs. New York City residents are joining cultural institutions such as museums. Theaters, zoos etc., a perk of signing up for IDNYC, the city-issued identity cards.
To apply for a New York City ID online, visit the link below:
If you have any questions regarding IDNYC applications or any other immigrant question, please contact our office.