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Applying For A US Visa

People from different works of life who want to migrate to the US for different purposes must apply for a US visa. You will need to apply for a US visa. The type of US visa required depends solely on your purpose of travel, it could be for tourism, visits, working, business, studies, or to reside permanently.

Applying for a US visa, your application process can take up to 3-5 weeks, it is important to plan ahead of time or 3 months in advance. Remember, the processing time of your US visa depends on your visa type.

US Immigration Visa Types

Work Visa (HB1) USA

The HB1 Visa is given to foreign nationals coming into US to work temporarily for a certain employer. HB1 visa do not permit workers to work and live in the US permanently or for a long period of time.

The requirements for work visas are as follows

  • You will need a job offer from an employer in the U.S
  • Valid passport
  • Passport photograph
  • The Receipt Number found in your I-129 Form filed by your employer.
  • A confirmation page of your Visa Application DS-160 Form.
  • Receipt of your application fee.
  • Bank statements.
  • For an L Visa applicant, a filled I-129S form (Non-immigrant Petition Based on Blanket L Petition)

Investor (E1) Visa USA

The investor visas are visas for immigrant investors coming into the united states to invest in commercial enterprises and create job for US residents in the process, by this means boosting the country's economy.

There are immigrant investor programs like citizenship by investment, golden passport, and golden visa program that provides citizenship and residence which aims to attract foreign businesses and capital.

The requirements for investor visas are as follows

  • Valid passport
  • Passport photograph
  • Filled medical examination forms
  • Provide civil documents
  • Financial/ bank statements.
  • Form DS-260, Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration Application.

Family Visa USA

Family members (immediate and extended family) of a US citizen or a green card holder coming into US will be given a family visa if they meet the eligibility criteria. When their application for immigration to the United States is successful, they will be free to live and work permanently.

The requirements for investor visas are as follows

  • Valid passport
  • Passport photograph
  • Appointment Letter and Courier Confirmation Page.
  • Birth Certificate of family members, or an affidavit if the birth certificates are unavailable. Including a baptismal certificate.
  • An adoption certificate for adopted child or children.
  • Provide your marriage certificate. (If needed)
  • Police certificate from the ACPO Criminal Records Office (ACRO).
  • Legal evidence of change of name/ statutory declaration.
  • Criminal records documents.
  • Military records if needed.
  • Affidavit of support.
  • Payment of Visa fees.
  • All documents should be in English

T Visa USA

This visa type is issued to victims of human trafficking, forced labour, or sex trade who got into the United States through trafficking. The T visa allows such victims and family members to live and work in the US temporarily for a period of 4 years if they agree to help the law enforcements in investigations of the crimes, they were victims of.

The T visa requirements includes;

  • A filled Form I-914, Application for T Nonimmigrant Status.
  • To certify that you have been a victim of human trafficking, you will need to Complete a form I-914, Supplement B, Declaration of Law Enforcement Officer for Victim of Trafficking in Persons.
  • 3 passport sized photographs.
  • Provide more evidence as proof of eligibility.

The other US visa types are the, f1 (student) visa US, US spouse visa, SB (Returning Resident) Visa, sponsored (eb1, eb5) visa US, resident visa US, f4 visa US, u visa US, religious worker visa US, refugee visa US.

Types Of US Work Visas

Work visas provide approval for employment for foreign workers who wants to be legally employed in US. There are various types of work visas obtainable to foreign nationals coming in for work, this includes

  • Exchange worker visas,
  • Seasonal work visas,
  • Temporary work visas and
  • Green cards permanent residence.

The type of work you get employed for will determine the visa you will be eligible for.

How Do I Get Sponsorship To Work In The US?

There are visas for non-residents who plan on coming into the US to live permanently by the United States Government. However, these visas are not just granted, you will require a sponsor who resides in the US and is eligible to be your sponsor.

If you are looking for sponsorship to work in the US there are some steps you can take to help you get sponsorship listed below;

  • You can identify employers in need via job postings and ads of various company websites who are in need of employees or companies that has the same ads up for a couple of months. These companies might be dire need of employers and will be willing to go through the immigration processes.
  • Search for employers who have had a lot of experience hiring foreign workers, there is a chance they will hire you because of their familiarity with the process involved. Always endeavor to read the online self- description or press releases of the company.
  • Expand your network by asking and making enquiries from people if they know anyone who has been hired, if they have any openings or how they got their job.
  • Contact employers that are willing to hire foreign workers, if there are no job openings yet you could send your resume regardless. Always follow the application guidelines carefully.

Note: To apply for a temporary visa to work will not be possible until you have a job offer from an employer who will act as your sponsor and help with your application processes.

How To Apply For Green Card (Permanent Residence)

Obtaining a green card by marriage is possible if you are married to a U.S citizen or Green card holder. Being a green card holder means you can work and live in the United states for a minimum of 5years. You can apply for US Citizenship after 3 years. The application processes for a green card through marriage can be a long and tedious one involving documents and forms, it possible to involve a certified immigration law firm. Reiss Edwards' team of immigration lawyers are an internationally recognized law firm best in handling immigration processes swiftly and successfully.

There are 3 steps to getting Green card through marriage. They are;

  • Application for the green card.
  • Provide proof of marriage
  • Attend a green card interview

US Citizenship - How To Apply

Applying for a US citizenship can take about 6 months to 1 year for the process to be completed. You are only eligible to apply for citizenship if you are a green card holder for a minimum 5 years.

To apply for a US citizenship through Naturalization, you should have;

  • A Completed Application Form N-400.
  • Submit a copy of your permanent resident card Green card
  • Passport photographs
  • Pay the fees
  • Submit the required documents
  • Your N-400 form should be signed and filed correctly

US Citizenship By Investment

Another way to get instant citizenship is investing in real estate properties, government funds/bonds, and an approved business. As a foreign national you can invest to get citizenship.

To get citizenship through investment;

  • You should be able to invest in new commercial enterprises.
  • Your funds for investment must have been gained lawfully.
  • At least $500 - $1 million must be invested in a new commercial enterprise'
  • With your investment, at least 10 full time jobs must have been created for US workers.

US Citizenship Through Marriage

Spouses of US citizens with green cards do not need to wait for 5 years before applying for citizenship. You are eligible to file for N-400 application for naturalization after 3 years of being a green card holder. You must have resided continuously in the united states with your spouse after getting your permanent residence (green card) and must have been married for a minimum of 3 years before applying.

US Visa Cost & Application Fee

  • Tourist, Exchange Visas, Business, And Student - $160
  • E Visas For Temporary Workers - $205
  • Work And Religious Visas - $190
  • K Visas For Fiance(e) - $265

How We Can Help

Reiss Edward's immigration Solicitors are highly professional and informative with immigration law. We are ready to help make your immigration processes easy and swift. For further information, enquiries and assistance, you can contact us today on 020 3744 2797 or send us an email on info@reissedwards.co.uk.

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Andy and the entire team at Reiss Edwards are amazing!

Thanks again Andy.

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I found Joe very helpful and tremendous patience which is a must in this professional as there are lots of emotions always involved in each and every case.

The way they dealt with my case during COVID19 Situation is highly appreciable. I would definitely recommend Joe D. and Anna F. Anna is an amazing lady, her patience is beyond my words.

Her hard work and professionalism have no boundaries. She is the right person for all type of cases.

Thanks to Anna and Joe for all your support and guidance which helped me fulfill my dream.

I would say Reiss Edwards is lucky to have Joe D. and Anna F. Great job Reiss Edwards.

thanks once again. Anna you’re a Gem and a Star.

Cheyam Shaked

"Anna Foley was the lawyer helping my partner obtain an EEA EFM visa. She was outstanding. Handling the case with constant correspondence over a lengthy, lockdown delayed 7-month application process. Her expert advice guided us successfully through some difficult times as a result of COVID-19. Some of the best service I have received for any service ever! Often replying to emails late at night, offering to send additional correspondence to the home office and going above and beyond in handling our case! Well done and thank you Reiss Edwards and thank you Anna!!".

Isaac .T

"Professional service. I was very impressed with the fact that my ILR application was successful 6 weeks after the submission amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. I also think the portfolio put together by the team at Reiss Edwards has played a big part in the quick turnaround of my application".

Jesse Lee

"Reiss Edwards did a great job, and so much work, for their reasonable fixed fee. I would heartily recommend them to anyone looking to secure a Visa and /or Visa renewal. I will use them again when mine needs to renew. Great value".

Majlinda Berisha

"The help, the professionalism, the kindness from this team is phenomenal. A massive thank you to Anna Foley.

I have had a really tough time with getting my husband’s visa. My last immigration lawyer made many mistakes that caused stress, disappointments and sadness.

I was weary about getting another lawyer as I thought I was going to go through the same experience but no, it turned out better than what I had hoped or even imagined.

What I received was: constant emails and calls updating me and asking if anything else is needed. If I called and they missed my phone call I would get a call back within 10 minutes. All of my documents were carefully checked and I would get a reply the next day if anything was missing or not correct. There were times that I was impatient and asked to just send the visa off, but was reminded that everything had to be perfect and correct before submitting the application. I was told about every option I had and discussed what the best would be. I was always spoke in a nice, calm, polite manner.

The overall intelligence of this team, especially Anna Foley for me, is outstanding. I am speechless. Anna done such an amazing job on my husband’s application that although we couldn’t apply for the fast service and was told to wait for 12 weeks, we got a reply within 5 weeks.

That alone shows what an amazing and talented team Reiss Edwards are. Thank you".

Christine .C

"I wholeheartedly recommend Reiss Edwards to anyone who is in search of immigration advice. I had the pleasure of speaking with Amar who has been very thorough in finding a solution to my enquiry, and followed up with additional information even after the consultation. I normally don't leave reviews, and this firm already has enough good reviews for me to need to my own anyways! However, in this instance, I do hope that my review can let anyone who reads it be aware that RE is a great choice, these people care enough to help you the best they can".

Zohaib Butt

"I had the chance to use Reiss Edwards services for my Tier 2 extension. Marija dealt with my case and I found her very professional and experienced in dealing with my application. The care and attention to detail was exceptional. I would definitely recommend Reiss Edwards!".

Quintus Liu

"Knowledgeable, experienced, and relatable. Translated a complex process into steps that are easy to follow. Cruised to 3 successive wins on my Tier 1 graduate/entrepreneurship visa which allowed us to play our part in making the UK a better and healthier place!".

Khasan Vosijonov

"Thank you, Ms. Anna Foley! I am writing this with tears of joy.

As a family, we are all grateful to Anna Foley and her firm Reiss Edwards, for doing all the hard work and giving us the best support. Finally We found the best law firm".

Saira Lawson-Brown

"Highly professional organisation and really supportive solicitors. Ina Iteva the solicitor that was provided to us was a blessing in disguise, as our first solicitor was let go off due to pandemic. She was so supportive and understanding throughout the process, and my husband spouse visa was granted due to their effort and attention to detail. We constantly try to keep in touch with her and consider her as more of a friend now than a solicitor. Sure, to bother her and the firm more in the future".

Nora Nkechi

"My Tier 1 Investor Visa was dealt with quickly and without issue. Would recommend Reiss Edwards as an Immigration law firm in London. Thank you to the team".

Deepak Chartbhurjh

"This is the only firm that i spoke with that didn't ask for money before listening to me, will be using them again. I used Reiss Edwards for my Tier 2 visa application and it was successful. The team was ever present and happy to answer my question. The caseworker that dealing with my case went on holiday yet by case did not suffer one bit. Another lawyer stepped and took over the case without any hassle".

Hakeem Salam

"I used Reiss Edwards immigration lawyers to assist with my immigration matter and that of my family. It was an EX1 application. They dealt with the matter properly and even when complications were coming up from the Home Office, they helped resolve the issue properly. They are very professional and are very popular in London. I am happy to have worked with them".

Top Notch Immigration Service

"Reiss Edwards is a top notch immigration service company. The way they handled our documentation and also the list of documents they sent was efficient and top quality. They helped us professionally throughout the process. We are very happy with the immigration advice we received from the team. We highly recommend them".

Mo Hussein

"I have been using Reiss Edwards for three years now for my family's immigration application. Both for my initial application and extension. They are really affordable. The team of solicitors at this firm are probably one of the most efficient and economical in terms of cost. They offered free advice over the phone and spent good time with us before inviting us for consultation".

Gallagher Jones

"I contacted Reiss Edwards to help me with my wife's UK settlement visa. They acted with utmost professionalism throughout the entire application. I spoke with Joe Dinh, he is an immigration solicitor and he is one of the best solicitors out there. He ensured that there was little to no room for error. At some point I thought he was over cautious. He remained calmed and continued to assure us on our immigration matter. Most people in his position would have panicked but he was calmed and continued to assure us. We received out positive outcome very quickly".

Richard Stone

"I have just had British Citizenship application approved. Prior to making the application, I was not sure which law firm i should hire to facilitate the paperwork. After a few hours of research, i decided to go with Reiss Edwards and i must confess that I wasn't disappointed. The immigration lawyers at Reiss Edwards handled my case well and they really knew what they were doing. They were fully aware of what documents I needed and it was easy for them to tell if my case was going to be easy or not. At the end of the day, I have not received my British citizenship within 3 months. If anyone is looking for a good immigration lawyer to handle their case, contact Reiss Edwards".

Fong Li

"Investing over 2 million pounds is definitely not a routine decision. We had to make sure that the Tier 1 investor immigration lawyers that we'd be picking has to be one of the best within the Tier 1 investor category. We contacted Reiss Edwards and they were able to get us not only the Tier 1 investor visa but also suggested profitable investment portfolios in addition to what we already had in mind".

Nancy Jacquard

"It's a shame that you don't have an 'Excellent' star rating on here, as my experience with Reiss Edwards is nothing short of an excellent rating. They handled my application for an Indefinite Leave to remain in April 2014 and did my husband's one very recently including my daughter. Every time i have approached them, they have continued to treat me with courtesy, respect and patience. Amar was indeed a very thorough and professional gentleman. He is very knowledgeable, corporative and engaging. He responded to my emails, calls and enquiries promptly. He was always reassuring. I could not have asked for a better Immigration service. I would recommend them over and over again for anyone looking for an immigration advice. They gave me a free immigration advice when i called them, and the quality of the advice was something other charge thousands for. If you need a particular, name, Amar would be it. He exemplifies, for me, the true, professional gentleman. He is a valuable asset to Reiss Edwards".

Florence Giwa

"I am glad that i instructed Reiss Edwards on my visa matter. It started with a 20 minutes free immigration advice. I met with Amar to discuss my ILR refusal. He gave me a great deal of quality advice and decided to take on my messy case. I had doubts on the merits of my case by he was relatively convinced he could win it. That made me quite secure. To be honest, things did not start as quick as I would have wanted, but they kept on communicating the process and state of things to me.A big thank you to Verusha and Foram. They were also very helpful. Brilliant and informative. Their fee was fair and reasonable, especially if you compare them to other law firms and immigration law firms in London; some of whom even told me that i would not be able to get an indefinte leave to remain in this country. The process was long but was worth it. In the end, a big thank you to Reiss Edwards".

Salisu Ibrahim

"Fantastic Solicitors!!! My wife's spouse visa extension application was refused by the Home Office and they gave her 14 days to leave the country. We contacted Reiss Edwards and they said "OK don't worry we will sort this out". They put together the list of documents for me to obtain and they prepared a bundle which was as thick as the printer it came out from.We followed everything they asked us to do and in the end we won our appeal and got our spouse visa. We can't recommend them enough and we have promised ourselves never to make any more UK visa applications without them".

Amir Sandeep

"The team of lawyers at Reiss Edwards are very professional and friendly people. Their experience in and around UK immigration law is quite extensive; be sure that you application is in safe and competent hands. My immigration matter was an indefinite leave to remain application based on Tier 1 on a self-employment basis. The immigration lawyers at Reiss Edwards made sure that the application was perfect and ready to be accepted. I got a positive decision and I recommend them highly for anyone who needs a UK immigration help".

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