Tourist B-2 Visa Lawyer
Handling Immigration Matters in San Jose
There are many different ways for foreign residents to come to the U.S.
on a temporary visit for visitor purposes. As such, there are a variety
of categories which have been put in place to identify the purpose of
the visit to the United States. A Tourist Visa, or B-2 visa, is one that
is granted to those who are coming to the United States for the sole purpose
of visiting temporarily for business or pleasure. In order to obtain a
B-2 visa, the alien must prove that he is traveling to the U.S. temporarily
and does not plan to abandon his foreign residence.
Visiting the United States for tourist purposes is a common interest, as
there are many different wonderful sights here to see. At our firm, we
offer guidance and assistance for the visa application. Applying for a
tourist visa requires a number of different steps which a San Jose immigration
attorney can guide you through.
At Verma Law Firm, we can provide a wide range of legal services related
to B-2 visas, including:
- We can advise you in regard to the documentation etc. that you will be
required to submit at the U.S. Consulate overseas.
- We can also prepare your Tourist Visa documentation for submission at the
US Consulate overseas.
- If you are already in the U.S., we can prepare and file for your Tourist
Visa extension with the USCIS or file for a change of status if you are
in the U.S. on some other visa.
Immigration Attorney in California
We are here to answer your specific questions and address any concerns
you have about the application process. Please
contact our office at (408) 560-4622 if you are interested in setting up a
consultation with our competent San Jose immigration lawyer.
General Waiver for Nonimmigrants under INA § 212(d)(3)
If you are on a nonimmigrant visa in the U.S. and it has been revoked or
canceled, you may be eligible for a waiver of inadmissibility. Section
212(d)(3)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act provides for a waiver
for persons applying for a nonimmigrant visa at a U.S. Consulate abroad
and for those applying for admission at a port of entry. Many grounds
of inadmissibility can be waived such as: health, criminal, prostitution,
smuggling, and unlawful presence.
According to the standards set out by the Board of Immigration Appeals
(BIA), a waiver application is judged on three criteria:
- The risks of harm in admitting the applicant;
- The seriousness of the acts that caused the inadmissibility;
- The importance of the applicant’s reason for seeking entry.
If you are applying for a nonimmigrant visa abroad, you will need to apply
for the waiver at the consulate with jurisdiction over your visa application.
There is no formal application or fee to apply for a waiver. The applicant
should prepare a detailed affidavit explaining his or her need to come
to the U.S. and the need for a waiver. The letter should describe the
grounds of inadmissibility, the date of intended arrival and length of
stay in the U.S., and the number of intended entries. If possible, the
applicant should also include character reference letters from people
who can attest to his/her good moral character. In this situation, the
Consular Officer usually reviews the application and makes an initial
finding of inadmissibility and a waiver recommendation. The Consular Officer
then forwards the file to the Admissibility Review Office (ARO) within
CBP and if the ARO approves the waiver, the Consular Officer may issue
the nonimmigrant visa.
If you believe you may need assistance with a waiver application, please
contact VERMA Law Firm to speak with an experienced immigration attorney about your situation.