Blog ImageFor a non-U.S. citizen to lawfully enter the United States, they must obtain a visa from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The type of visa issued depends on the reason the individual wishes to enter. The following are the different types and the requirements to apply. For more detailed information about your situation, contact an Illinois immigration lawyer.  

Family-Based Visas

Family-based visas are designed for family reunification. To qualify for this type of visa, the applicant needs sponsorship from a family member who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. The sponsor must show that they have the ability to support the applicant financially.

Employment-Based Immigrant Visas

Employment-based immigrant visas are for people seeking professional and employment opportunities in the United States. A job offer from a qualified employer is mandatory, and certain visas may have specific skill or education requirements.