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Chicago German Immigration Attorney

Cook County Germany immigration attorney

Cook County Lawyers Assisting With Visas and Green Cards for Immigrants From Germany

People of German ancestry have played a major role in Chicago throughout the city's entire history, and currently, Germans account for around 15% of the area's population. With a thriving, vibrant community in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, the German population throughout Cook County and northern Illinois continues to grow, including through immigration.

People who are looking to immigrate to the U.S. from Germany should be sure to understand their options, and an experienced attorney can ensure that they meet all requirements and provide the proper information to immigration officials. The lawyers of Khan Nayyar & Associates, LLC have worked with immigrants in a wide variety of situations, helping them obtain the necessary visas, ensure that they meet the requirements to obtain a Green Card, and assisting with the process of applying for citizenship. Our extensive experience representing clients in criminal defense cases provides us with the ability to help those who are facing criminal charges determine the best ways to avoid consequences to their immigration status.

Immigration Services for German Families

Citizens of the United States and Green Card holders can help their family members obtain immigrant visas. Family-based visas fall into several different categories, including:

  • IR visas - Certain types of immediate relatives will qualify for visas, and these visas can usually be obtained quickly, with minimal wait times and no limits on how many visas can be issued. U.S. citizens can help foreign spouses, minor children, and parents obtain IR visas
  • Family-Preference visas - Green Card holders can sponsor certain immediate relatives for these visas, and citizens can also sponsor relatives such as adult children, brothers, or sisters for immigration. These visas are limited to a certain number of people per year, and they are available in a certain order of preference.
  • K visas - These visas are available for a foreign fiancé(e), allowing them to enter the U.S., after which the couple will have 90 days to get married. These visas are considered to be nonimmigrant visas, and after getting married, a foreign spouse will be eligible for a conditional Green Card. K visas are also available for the children of a foreign fiancé(e).

Assistance With Work-Based Immigration From Germany

Foreign citizens who come to the United States to work will need to obtain the necessary employment-based visas and receive sponsorship from an employer. These visas will usually fall into one of two categories:

  • Nonimmigrant (H) visas - These visas provide authorization to enter the United States for employment purposes, and a person will be allowed to remain in the U.S. for a limited time. H-1B visas apply to people in specialty occupations, such as researchers or fashion models. H-2A visas apply to agricultural workers who perform temporary or seasonal work, and H-2B visas apply to other types of temporary or seasonal workers.
  • Immigrant (EB) visas - These visas provide an avenue for permanent residence. EB-1 visas apply to priority workers who have extraordinary skills in fields such as science, art, business, or education. EB-2 and EB-3 visas apply to professionals with exceptional skills or advanced educational degrees and employees categorized as skilled or unskilled workers. Some professionals may also qualify for a national interest waiver (NIW) if their employment would provide significant benefits for the United States.

Contact an Illinois German Immigration Lawyer

At Khan Nayyar & Associates, LLC, our lawyers work with people who are looking to come to the United States, as well as those who are already in the U.S. who wish to continue to live and work in the country. We assist with a wide variety of immigration cases, and we can ensure that you follow the correct procedures and avoid any issues that could affect your immigration status. To schedule a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney, contact us today at 630-LAWYERS.

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