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A guide to understand the different groups and categories of U.S. visas

There are two main groups of visas for those who wish to legally live in the United States, a permanent visa, and a temporary visa. A permanent visa, popularly known as green card, allows you to live in the U.S. permanently. A temporary visa only allows you to legally live in the U.S. for a limited amount of time.

Both groups have similar visa categories, but for different goals. For the permanent visa group, the main categories are Employment-based, which is based on professional abilities and financial investment into the U.S. economy, and Family-based, through which a U.S. citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident (green card holder) may petition for certain non-citizen relatives to immigrate to the United States. For the temporary visa group, the main categories are Employment-based, and family-based. Whether you wish to live permanently or temporarily in the U.S., each category has several requirements set forth by the U.S. Government in order for the individual to qualify for the visa. It’s important to work with an experienced professional to assess your possibilities.  

Now that you have a little more understanding of the main groups and categories of U.S. visas, you will need an experienced legal team to represent you throughout the process. Having professional guidance will facilitate the process to legally immigrate to the United States.

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