FAEZ LAW is a client-oriented law firm. FAEZ LAW has represented countless clients in a wide range of immigration cases. Our immigration attorneys have a unique and exceptional understanding of the myriad of challenges and issues facing people who wish to immigrate to the United States, as well as new emigres.

Let us use our expertise to bring you and/or your loved ones to the United States.


Consular Processing Attorneys in Dallas

The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) is the governing law that allows for you to change your status from temporary to permanent. The INA provides two primary paths for foriegn nationals to obtain green cards. One path is adjustment of status, while the other is consular processing.

While the INA furnishes you with several specific ways to obtain permanent resident status in the United States, the procedures are different for a person who is eligibly in the United States and a person either ineligibly in the United States or outside of the United States. For those eligibly in the United States, "adjustment of status" is the proper procedure. For those either ineligibly in the United States or those outside of the United States, "consular processing" is that proper procedure.

The following material will be a brief description of the steps to complete consular processing. For specific ways to obtain permanent residence, continue searching this website or contact us to discuss the circumstances concerning your case.

Determine Your Basis to Immigrate

As stated before, there are several ways to obtain permanent resident status. However, the important question when starting your path toward permanent residence is "which specific immigrant category best fits my situation?" For example, are you petitioning through a family member? Could you get your green through first obtaining refugee or asylum status?

File the Immigration Petition

After learning which immigrant category you best fit into, more often than not, an immigrant petition must then be filed on your behalf. Because immigrant categories have varying forms and procedures, specific categories will not be addressed here. For more information, continue searching this website or contact us to discuss the circumstances concerning your case.

USCIS Makes a Decision on Your Petition

The USCIS will notify you with its decision after it reviews your petition. If denied, USCIS will provide you with reasons for denail and any rights to appeal. If, on the other hand, the petition is approved, USCIS will send your approved petition to the National Visa Center (NVC).

Notice from the National Visa Center

The NVC will notify you when it receives your petition from USCIS. NVC will also contact you if you are required to pay processing fees or if it requires additional documents from you. Prior to receiving your green card, NVC will notify you when an immigrant visa number is about to becoming available.


Before you are issued a green card, the consular office will schedule you for an interview. Following this interview, the consular office will decide if you are eligible for an immigrant visa.

Your Visa Packet

After you are granted your immigrant visa, the cosular office will provide you with a packet of information known as the "visa packet." The visa packet should remain closed until you arrive to the United States. Upon arrival, you should give your visa packet to the customs officer.


After you have been admitted into the United States, you will have the authority to live and work in the U.S. permanently. Following admission, you will be mailed your green card generally within 30 days.

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