Types of Visas

Types of Visas

Apply for Visas with Assistance from a Lawyer

Foreign citizens who plan to enter the United States need to first obtain a Visa. According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), there are over 180 different types of visas, each of which fall under one of two specific immigration classifications

Immigrant Visas

Foreign nationals who intend on immigrating to the United States on a permanent basis must apply for an immigrant visa. Applicants must first complete the process for permanent residency through either employment-based immigration or family immigration. In some cases, refugees, asylum seekers and other certain foreign citizens may also be able to obtain immigrant visas. These visas allow foreign citizens to enter a U.S. port of entry, where they can receive their permanent resident status.

Nonimmigrant Visas

All foreign citizens who want to visit United States on a short-term basis must apply for a nonimmigrant visa. Temporary nonimmigrant visas may be granted for a range of reasons and normally include information about the purpose of a person’s visit and the length of their stay in the United States. Some of the most common types of nonimmigrant visas include:

  • Student visas
  • Fiancé visas
  • Employment Authorization Card
  • Tourist visas
  • Temporary worker visas
  • Investor visas

Our experienced and persistent immigration lawyers are prepared to help employers, families, and individuals in figuring out which visa category is most appropriate for their needs and assisting them to maneuver through the difficult application procedure.

Experienced Visa Legal Assistance in Nashville, Tennessee

At Colavecchio & Colavecchio, our Nashville immigration attorneys are committed to assisting all interested clients promptly and effectively handle the immigrant or nonimmigrant visa application process. Our firm also provides comprehensive legal help for additional visa issues including visa waivers and renewals. Because this process requires substantial legal work and procedural specifications, having a qualified immigration lawyer on your side can alleviate frustrations and reduce the risk of errors. Contact an attorney from our firm to learn more about your unique visa situation and how our legal team can be of assistance.