Visiting the US
San Francisco and San Jose Immigration Defense Attorney
We assist clients in the San Jose area who want to have family members
in other countries come to visit. We also work directly with visitors.
Daniel Shanfield, Esq. Immigration Defense has been solving difficult
visitor situations with immigration authorities for over a decade. As
a skilled litigator, he is ready to take your case to court when this
is the best method of resolving the problem. To solve a difficulty with
a visitor visa, consult a San Francisco and San Jose immigration lawyer
who is highly skilled in immigration defense.
Requirements for Visiting the United States
When applying to visit the U.S., the applicant must satisfy these requirements:
- Visit must be temporary
- Valid passport
- Agrees to leave at designated time
- Usually must have a foreign residence
- Proof of financial support
- Must be admissible or have obtained a waiver of inadmissibility
Most difficulties with obtaining a visitor's visa stem from inadmissibility.
A person may be deemed inadmissible for having a criminal record, past
immigration violations, health issues, association with terrorist organizations
or the likelihood of becoming a public charge. We can help with obtaining
a visa, expediting a visa, and overcoming inadmissibility issues.
Students are welcome in the U.S. Your first step is to obtain acceptance
by a school which is Student and Exchange Visitor Program-Approved. Students
attending approved academic schools will need an F student visa. For attendance
at a vocational school you will need an M visa. If your prime reason for
visiting is tourism but you do want to take a short course of study involving
less than 18 hours per week, you may do so on a visitor B visa.
We help clients deal with all manner of issues relating to visas. Our legal
team is accomplished in communication with immigration officials to expedite
approval of visas. When needed we are quick to take appropriate legal action.
Contact a San Francisco and San Jose immigration defense attorney
at the firm for effective assistance with visas to visit the United States.