ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS/

CONSULAR PROCESSING

 When applying for both immigrant and non-immigrant visas for entry into the United States, there are two steps that intending migrants must complete to receive their visa at the end of the process. 

First, you or your company must submit a Visa application or petition either to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), or to the U.S. Department of State (DOS), depending on the visa category. 

Second, once approved, you must then either “change status (for a non-immigrant visa) or “adjust status” (for an immigrant visa) if you are already in the United States under a different visa category.  Or, if you are residing outside the U.S., you must “consular process” to receive either category of visa at a U.S. Consulate abroad (a process overseen by DOS). 

Regardless of your visa category, or your location at the time of visa approval, processing for a visa can be a complex and confusing process. From the beginning, it is important to chart out the sequencing of required actions, and choreograph each step to be followed, to ensure there are no mistakes or oversights that could lead to your visa being denied. 

These planning measures are also necessary to ensure timeliness and predictability in a process that could otherwise be slow and confusing. GMLG specializes in working with you and your key relationships (your business colleagues or family) to guide you through this process in a clear and convenient manner. We pride ourselves on giving you individualized attention. 

Finally, if you are already at some stage in the visa process and have run into trouble, GMLG can help you to get information on your case and plot a path forward to achieve a workable resolution. Very often intending migrants can go months or even years without getting clarity on the status of their case.