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South Korea Immigration Lawyer in Chicago

Cook County South Korea immigration lawyers for visas and Green Cards

Easing Immigration Challenges for South Koreans

Immigrating to the United States can be a complex and challenging process, and people from South Korea may face a variety of obstacles as they navigate the intricate web of immigration laws, regulations, and procedures. An experienced immigration lawyer can provide invaluable assistance to individuals who are seeking to come to the U.S. from South Korea or people who wish to sponsor Korean immigrants for visas or other immigration benefits. At Khan Nayyar & Associates, LLC, we work to help immigrants, family members, and employers complete the immigration process successfully.

Family-Based Visas

One of the most common ways for individuals from South Korea to immigrate to the U.S. is by receiving sponsorship for visas from family members. Family-based visas allow certain relatives of U.S. citizens or people in the United States with lawful permanent resident status to join their family members in America.

An immigration lawyer can help family members understand their requirements and compile the documentation needed for these types of visas. Our firm can assist with gathering supporting documents and evidence, completing forms accurately, filing petitions, and preparing for interviews with immigration officials.

Types of family visas that Korean immigrants may be eligible to receive include:

  • Immediate Relative Visa: This visa category includes spouses of United States citizens, unmarried minor children of U.S. citizens, parents of adult U.S. citizen children, and widows/widowers who were married to a U.S. citizen spouse prior to that person's death.
  • F-1 Family Preference Visa: This visa category includes unmarried adult sons/daughters of U.S. citizens.
  • F-2A Family Preference Visa: This visa category includes spouses and minor, unmarried children of Green Card holders.
  • F-2B Family Preference Visa: This visa category includes unmarried adult sons/daughters of Green Card holders.
  • F-3 Family Preference Visa: This visa category includes married sons/daughters of U.S. citizens.
  • F-4 Family Preference Visa: This visa category includes siblings of U.S. citizen petitioners.

Employment-Based Visas

Our immigration lawyer can also assist individuals from South Korea who are seeking employment opportunities in the United States. Employment-based visas allow foreign nationals to work and live in the U.S., provided they meet certain criteria and have a job offer and sponsorship from a U.S.-based employer.

Types of employment-based visas that may be available for South Korean immigrants include:

  • H-1B Specialty Occupation Visa: This temporary visa is for professionals who have specialized knowledge or advanced degrees and who have a job offer from a U.S. employer.
  • EB Employment Visas: These immigrant visas provide authorization for individuals from South Korea to resettle in the United States permanently after receiving sponsorship from a U.S. employer. The EB-1 visa category includes immigrants with extraordinary skills in certain fields, including arts, science, education, or business. The EB-2 and EB-3 visa categories include immigrants who have advanced levels of education or are classified as professionals, skilled workers, or unskilled workers.
  • E-2 Treaty Investor Visas: This visa is available for individuals who will be making significant investments in American businesses.

Green Cards and Adjustment of Status

Lawful permanent resident status will allow individuals from South Korea to live and work permanently in the United States. In some cases, a person may receive a Green Card after they enter the U.S. on an immigrant visa, while in others, a person may need to apply for adjustment of status. Our immigration lawyers can provide guidance on the requirements immigrants will need to meet to receive lawful permanent resident status, and we will ensure that all necessary paperwork is completed accurately and submitted within the required timelines.

Waivers of Inadmissibility

In some cases, individuals from South Korea may face grounds of inadmissibility that prevent them from entering or remaining in the United States. Common reasons for inadmissibility include criminal convictions, health-related issues, previous immigration violations, or unlawful presence in the U.S. Our immigration attorneys can help determine if a waiver of inadmissibility is available in these situations. We will assess each case individually and develop a strong argument to support the waiver application.

Contact Our Experienced Chicago South Korea Immigration Attorneys

The experienced attorneys at Khan Nayyar & Associates, LLC understand that the complex immigration system in the United States. We know that immigration procedures can be overwhelming, but we have extensive experience helping individuals from South Korea achieve their goals of living and working legally in the U.S. Our team will guide you through every step of the process while ensuring your rights are protected. Contact us today at 630-529-9377 to arrange a consultation with one of our knowledgeable immigration lawyers.

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