The citizens of Uruguay who want to relocate to U.S. need to obtain visas issued by the American authorities. A visa is a document which allows a foreign national to visit or live in U.S. and it must be requested by the applicant at the American embassy, currently situated in Montevideo, the capital-city of Uruguay. Our immigration attorney in Miami can assist Uruguayan citizens in obtaining a visa for relocation purposes, depending on their specific situation. We will also help you apply for a residence permit in USA. In case you want to relocate to USA from Uruguay, you can rely on our team of lawyers.
How to apply for relocation in U.S.
Foreign citizens may move in U.S. for a determined or an undetermined period of time. By applying for an immigrant visa issued by the American institutions, the foreign citizens will be able to benefit from other rights, deriving from such documents. For example, they are entitled to become American citizens. However, they must meet specific requirements to obtain USA citizenship.
As a general rule, in case you want to immigrate to USA from Uruguay, youwill need to be sponsored by a party living in the United States of America. A sponsor can be one of the following entities:
• a U.S. citizen;
• a person who has received the status of lawful permanent resident in Miami, U.S. and who is related to the applicant (a close relative);
• a U.S. employer.
The immigration procedure for the all the above mentioned entities will start by filling a petition with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in the name of the foreign citizen. Our US immigration lawyers can offer in-depth assistance on the main criteria that have to be respected by the sponsor of a U.S. visa.
We will also guide you in applying for citizenship when moving to USA.
Types of visas in U.S.
The Uruguayans who are interested in immigration in Miami on a long-term basis may apply for certain types of visas when relocating to USA, as presented below:
- family – based immigration;
- fiance(e) visa;
- employment visa;
- Diversity Visa;
- Returning Resident Visa.
Each type of visa will require foreigners to provide various types of documents that will attest their eligibility for each program. The Diversity Visa program is established under the regulations of the Immigration Act 1990 and it is set up as a lotteryawarded yearly to 55,000 persons who are citizens of the countries which have low immigration rates in USA.
The citizens of Uruguay are invited to contact our Miami immigration lawyer for further information on the immigrant visas granted to foreigners, including applying for a residence permit in USA. Do not hesitate to contact our immigration lawyers if you want to immigrate to USA from Uruguay.