This is the process where the recipient of an approved immigration petition (family, employment, or other) who are outside of the U.S., or choose consular processing, apply for an immigrant visa at a U.S. consulate overseas to enter the U.S. The process involves two different government entities: the National Visa Center and a Consular Office under the Department of State. You must have an approved petition and a visa number available. If you accumulated any unlawful presence in the U.S. over six months you could be subject to the 3 and 10 year bars. Before filing for consular processing have your situation reviewed by an immigration attorney
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