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Jacksonville Visa Lawyer

Helping You Enter & Stay Within the U.S.A.

Your passport can help you travel to foreign countries temporarily, such as on vacation. If you want to stay in the United States for longer as a foreigner, though, then you may be required to first obtain a visa in addition to a passport. A visa is a travel document granted on a conditional basis, such as you intend to find and hold gainful employment in the United States while here or a student visa for a student granted admission in a University.

The Law Office of Joanne M. Fakhre, P.A. and our Jacksonville visa attorney can help you obtain a visa that best fits your travel or immigration situation. Attorney Joanne Fakhre is a two-time immigrant herself, being born in Lebanon, growing up on Grenada, becoming a naturalized British Citizen, and migrating to the United States. If there has ever been a visa lawyer who understands the nuances of immigration processes firsthand, it is her!

For legal assistance in obtaing a visa, connect with our Jacksonville visa attorney; Joanne M. Fakhre at (904) 447-1937.

Visa Types: Figuring Out What Works for You

Every immigrant who comes to the United States is different from the next, of course. To this end, the type of visa you require to enter the country will be specific to your case. There are nearly 200 different visa types. It is our job as your legal representatives to help determine the correct one for your situation, giving you the best chance of immigration success.

All U.S. visas can be sorted into two parent categories:

  • Nonimmigrant visas: If you only intend on staying in the United States temporarily – such as for a few years – a nonimmigrant visa can be used.
  • Immigrant visas: People who want to stay in the country permanently will need an immigrant visa, which can be more difficult to obtain than a nonimmigrant visa.

Common subcategories of U.S. visas are:

  • Work visas: Nonimmigrant visas are often granted on the grounds that the immigrant will hold gainful employment while in the United States.
  • Student visas: An immigrant who wants to come to the U.S. for studies and a furthered educational career may be eligible for a student visa.
  • Business visas: Important business professionals with a key or controlling interest in a company can use one of many types of business visas.
  • Investor visas: You may be able to enter and stay in the country if you are investing a large sum of money and resources into a commercial enterprise.
  • Religious worker visas: People who immigrate due to religious reasons – such as a missionary representing a foreign country’s church – can apply for a religious worker visa.

Of course, the visas listed here only represent a slim percentage of all the different types of visas recognized by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Even in a single category like work visas there can be dozens of variances. Allow our Jacksonville visa attorney guide you through the visa process, including choosing the right visa type and applying for it using the correct resources.

Discuss your immigration questions and concerns with our team. Contact us today.

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The Opinions that Matter Most
  • “Above and beyond!”

    Anwar S.
  • “Thank you Joanne!”

    A. P.
  • “I don't believe I could have made a better decision when I chose Joanne M. Fakhre to guide me through this difficult process.”

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  • “I trust her implicitly.”

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  • “I am very happy for this successful outcome and I will highly recommend your immigration services to any friend or family member that needs it.”

  • “There are many others who will make errors in your cases, but she is really different. ”

  • “I won't forget what she did for me because I can live in United State without any problem as a resident and apply to join a school and build my life her”

  • “I became a proud US citizen without any challenges due to all the help and guidance I received from Joanne.”

  • “She is honest, understanding and compassionate.”

    Lisa Y.

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