Consular Processing Attorney in San Jose

What Is Consular Processing?

Consular processing is a pathway through which you can apply for lawful permanent in residency in the United States. If you’re the beneficiary of an approved immigrant petition, and if you have an immigrant visa number immediately available to you, you can apply for lawful permanent residency while still abroad at a U.S. Department of State consulate.

There are two situations in which consular processing is an option:

  • If you are applying for lawful permanent resident status, but are currently outside the United States, you most likely will have to apply through the consular processing pathway.
  • If you are applying for lawful permanent resident status, and are already living in the U.S., you might find that returning to your country of origin and applying through the consular processing method more efficient and convenient than applying for an Adjustment of Status.

Consular processing is a valuable pathway to residency for many people, but because the process is slightly more complicated than an adjustment of status and involves both a U.S. Department of State consulate and the National Visa Center, it’s a good idea to work with a consular processing attorney.

Why You Need a San Jose Consular Processing Lawyer

If you or your family member who is applying for lawful permanent residency currently is outside the U.S., it’s a good idea to have someone familiar with United States immigration law advising and helping you navigate the complicated process. Additionally, if you are already living in the San Jose community, it is a good idea to discuss your situation with an experienced immigration attorney to find out which option is best for you, adjustment of status or consular processing. In some cases, consular processing is a more efficient method than applying for an adjustment of status, a process that can take several years to complete.

How the Yemi Getachew Immigration Law Office Can Help

If you’re considering consular processing or if you have questions about applying for lawful permanent residency in the United States, our San Jose immigration lawyer can help! Attorney Yemi Getachew and our experienced staff know how difficult the immigration process can be, and we are committed to helping our clients overcome the obstacles and challenges that they face as they apply for permanent residency. With over 20 years of experience, Yemi has helped thousands of families and is familiar with the ins and outs of the consular processing pathway to residency. Yemi and our dedicated team are prepared to use their experience and knowledge to help you and your family.

Do you have questions about consular processing or other immigration-related issues? Call us today at (408) 212-0829.

More Than Qualified & Capable Of Handling Your Case

What Sets The Yemi Getachew Immigration Law Office Apart?
  • Compassionate Legal Guidance

    We strive for excellence in every immigration case handled. Rest assured that we will go above and beyond in pursuing the best interests of you, and your family when you turn to our firm.

  • Tireless Immigration Advocate

    In addition to being an experienced immigration lawyer, Attorney Yemi Getachew is also a proud executive committee member of the Santa Clara Valley American Immigration Lawyers Association.

  • Representing Clients Across the Globe

    Throughout our years in practice, we have had the privilege of obtaining legal immigration status for individuals from the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Africa, Central and South America, and Australia.

  • Individualized Attention for Every Case

    When you put the Yemi Getachew Immigration Law Office on your side, we devote ourselves to providing you with the personalized representation and one-on-one attention deserved throughout your case.