Travel To The US Without Worry

With our society being so global, it's not uncommon for immigrants in the United States to have family or loved ones living in other countries. Because of strict travel regulations, however, extended visits can be challenging — or otherwise impossible — without first securing a B-2 visa.

At The Tellez Law Firm, PLLC, we're committed to helping family members in the U.S. remain in contact with relatives and loved ones in foreign countries through family-based immigration documents. We do this by assisting immigrants in the Austin area and throughout Texas as well as their family abroad take the right steps when applying for a B-2 visa in preparation for a lawful extended stay in the U.S.

What Is A B-2 Visa And What Does It Cover?

The B-2 visa, also called the visitor or tourist visa, is ideal for individuals of foreign countries who wish to come to the U.S. to visit family members residing here. This particular visa permits an applicant to stay for a period of two weeks to six months for purposes that can include but are not limited to:

  • Visiting family or friends
  • Tourism, sightseeing or cultural events
  • Visiting for medical reasons
  • Nonbusiness-related conferences or events

If an extension is needed on a B-2 visa, entrants are allowed to apply for a one-time extension that cannot exceed six months. If necessary and depending on applicable restrictions, the entrant may also apply for a change of status, all of which are things the attorneys at The Tellez Law Firm, PLLC, can assist you with.

Work With Lawyers Who Can Help You Through The Difficulties You Could Face

Whether you intend to stay in the U.S. for a short period of time or longer, it's important to understand that the U.S. consulate will most likely scrutinize your application to ensure you are not planning to overstay your visit. They will take a number of things into consideration, including:

  • The purpose of your visit
  • Your country of residency
  • Nonimmigrant intent
  • Strong home ties

If your B-2 visa is denied, you may have a difficult time reapplying for entry at a future date.

The lawyers at our firm understand these challenges and are equipped to help you see them to resolution. We can help you prepare and file all of the necessary documentation to ensure your application does not include any red flags. At every stage of the application and review process, we will be available to answer any questions, address any concerns and keep you up to date on the progress of your visa application.

Talk To Us — We Understand Your Needs

The Tellez Law Firm, PLLC, has considerable experience handling a wide range of immigration matters, including successfully filing family-based applications like B-2 visas for clients in Texas. Our goal is to make the application process go smoothly so you can remain in contact with your loved ones abroad.

To schedule an initial consultation at our Austin office, contact us online or call us at 512-774-6832.