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Dominican Republic Immigration Lawyer in Chicago

Cook County Dominican Republic immigration attorneys

Guiding Dominican Republic Residents Through U.S. Immigration

As a law firm dedicated to providing exceptional immigration services, Khan Nayyar & Associates, LLC is committed to assisting individuals from the Dominican Republic who are seeking to navigate the complex and ever-changing U.S. immigration system. We understand that each person's situation is unique, which is why we offer personalized solutions and compassionate support throughout every step of the immigration process.

Visa Options for Individuals From the Dominican Republic

There are several types of visas available for people from the Dominican Republic who wish to immigrate to the United States. These include:

  • H-1B Temporary Work Visas - The H-1B visa is designed for foreign nationals who work in certain specialty fields and who have received job offers from employers in the United States. To qualify for this highly sought-after visa category, an applicant must hold a bachelor's degree, another equivalent type of degree, or a higher degree, and their degree must be required for the position. They must also have experience applying specialized knowledge and skills toward the types of work they will be performing. With an H-1B visa, a person will usually be able to live and work in the United States for a limited number of years.
  • Other Employment-Based Visas - In some cases, employers can sponsor employees for immigrant visas that will allow them to resettle in the United States. The number of these visas that can be issued is limited, and only a certain number of people from each country can receive authorization to immigrate to the United States each year. Employment-based visas are issued based on an order of preference. The first preference is given to people who have extraordinary skills in science, arts, education, or business. The second preference is for people who have advanced degrees or exceptional abilities. Visas in the third preference category may be available for professionals who have attained bachelor's degrees, skilled workers with at least two years of education or experience, or unskilled workers who will be working in positions that require less than two years of experience or training.
  • Family-Based Visas - Dominicans who have family members who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents may receive sponsorship for immigrant visas. Immediate relatives of U.S. citizens are given first priority for these types of visas, and a citizen may provide sponsorship for their spouse, children who are unmarried minors, and parents. Other family visas may be available in limited quantities, and waiting periods will typically apply. Relatives who may qualify for these visas include spouses and children of lawful permanent residents, married or adult children of U.S. citizens, or brothers and sisters of people who have United States citizenship. U.S. citizens can also sponsor foreign fiancés for immigration, and after they get married, their spouses can become lawful permanent residents.

Green Cards for Immigrants from the Dominican Republic

A Green Card serves as proof of lawful permanent residence in the United States. Individuals who receive Green Cards will enjoy certain rights and benefits, including work authorization, the ability to travel within the United States and internationally, and protection against deportation. Dominicans who receive sponsorship for immigrant visas from family members or employers will typically qualify for a Green Card after entering the United States.

Immigrants who have already entered the United States or are in the country on a temporary visa may be able to apply for an adjustment of status. If they are eligible to become a lawful permanent resident, and an immigrant visa is immediately available, they may then receive a Green Card.

Waivers of Inadmissibility

Individuals from the Dominican Republic may face situations in which they are deemed inadmissible to the United States. Reasons for inadmissibility may include criminal convictions, violations of immigration laws, or health-related issues. When faced with concerns that may prevent them from qualifying for a visa or Green Card, an immigrant may be able to apply for a waiver of inadmissibility.

The I-601 waiver is available for individuals who can demonstrate that their denial of admission would result in extreme hardship to an immediate family member who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. On the other hand, the I-601A provisional unlawful presence waiver may allow certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents to overcome inadmissibility issues prior to departing the United States and appearing for a visa interview at a U.S. embassy or consulate.

Contact Our Chicago Dominican Republic Immigration Lawyers

If you are from the Dominican Republic and are planning to immigrate to the United States, or if you wish to sponsor a Dominican resident for immigration, the experienced attorneys at Khan Nayyar & Associates, LLC can provide the legal help you need. We have helped numerous clients navigate the complex immigration system in the U.S., and we are prepared to guide you through every step of your immigration journey. To schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can assist you, please contact us at 630-529-9377. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals.

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