Unless visa exempt under the Visa Waiver Program, a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must first obtain a visa, such as a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stays.
Visas are issued by the Consulates. Some visas are issued only after prior approval from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), some can be applied for directly at the Consulate abroad. The issuance of a Visa, however, does not guarantee admission to the United States. Admission to the United States, changes or extensions of status are governed by the USCIS and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). As such, the date stamped on your I-94 card when entering the United States governs your authorized stay in the US, not the expiration date on your visa.
We focus on all aspects of non-immigrant visas and serve corporate and private clients in obtaining visas for many business purposes, including (but not limited to) intra-company transfers of executives and specialists; treaty-based investors and traders; specialty professionals under the H-1B program; exchange visitors and extraordinary ability petitions. In addition, we prepare “waiver” applications for clients who are ineligible under U.S. law to obtain a visa or who have been denied admission to the United States.
Representation is available in all U.S. States and at U.S. Consulates worldwide.