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We Can Help With Your Visa

Visas are necessary for most foreign nationals to enter the United States. There are a variety of visas available, depending on the purpose of the visit. There are both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas. The requirements for these documents vary, but they have one thing in common: The rules for requesting a visa and remaining in the U.S. with a visa are stringent and must be followed exactly. Failure to adhere to these rules can result in delays, refusals or removal.

Our experienced attorneys at the Shelby Law Firm can assist with all elements of applying for and obtaining a visa. The U.S. State Department grants visas, and we stay current on all the ever-changing rules and regulations necessary to successfully apply for a visa. We can advise you of the potential visas that may be available and your options depending on the reasons for your request.

Which Type Of Visa Do You Need?

The State Department indicates there are more than 50 types of nonimmigrant and immigrant visas available for travel to the U.S. We can help you apply for:

Nonimmigrant visas

  • H-1B specialized occupations
  • B-2 tourism or medical treatment visa
  • F or M student visa
  • J professorial or scholar visa
  • H-2A temporary agricultural worker

Immigrant visas

  • K-1 fiancé(e) visa
  • IR1, CR1 spouse of U.S. citizen
  • IR1, CR1, etc., family members of U.S. citizens
  • E1, E2, E3, C5, R5, S employment-based visas
  • EB-5 investor visa

We can help will these, as well as any other type of immigrant or nonimmigrant visa. Immigration law is very complicated. The rules governing a specific visa may be determined by congressional statutes and federal regulations from the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Department of Labor (DOL) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The complexity posed by this material can be daunting. Mistakes, missing documents or other errors can mean your visa application gets rejected, and you may need to start the process from the beginning. If your travel is time-sensitive, delays can be costly. Our lawyers are experienced with this process, and we can help ensure that your applications are complete and submitted correctly.

Contact Us

Obtaining a visa can be challenging, but our attorneys can guide you through the process. Call our Baton Rouge office at 225-757-5654 or use our online form to make an appointment. After-hours appointments are available. Our lawyers speak Spanish and French, and translators are available who speak those languages.