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Visa Stamp

Chicago Immigration Attorneys

Our Chicago immigration lawyers can help you understand how to obtain a visa stamp.  The visa stamp is a travel document issued by a U.S. consulate abroad that allows a foreign national to whom it is issued to travel to the U.S. (e.g. to board plane, train or ship) to apply for admission at a U.S. port of entry. If a foreign national who needs a visa arrives at a U.S. port without visa, the noncitizen may be returned at the carrier's expense to the home country or to the port of departure. Except for Canadian citizens who are visa exempt (with some exceptions), noncitizens with Border Crossing Cards, and noncitizens traveling on the Visa Waiver Program, all foreign nationals are expected to present valid visas consistent with the purpose of their travel.

An noncitizen in possession of a current, valid visa is not guaranteed admission to the U.S. by virtue of having been issued that visa. At a U.S. port of entry, the Department of Homeland Security will inspect the noncitizen to determine admissibility and, if appropriate, admit the noncitizen in a particular nonimmigrant category. The inspecting officer will also determine the period of authorized admission of the noncitizen.

Issues of admissibility arise every time a foreign national applies for a visa or for admission as a nonimmigrant.

If you plan an international travel and have concerns about your admissibility to the U.S. call us at 773-516-4100 or contact us online for a consultation to discuss your immigration issues or questions.

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Someone rear-ended my car last spring and I was injured. Peter and Sofia Zneimer and they staff were professional and were always available by phone. I knew that the insurance of the other driver wasn't very good but they were still able to settle my case promptly and I was satisfied with the money I received. Overall, a very good trusted experience. Natig M.
I highly recommend the services of Zneimer and Zneimer. I often seek legal advice from them related to my immigration status and way forward. Both Sofia and Peter are very detailed and quick in answering any question. I laud their professionalism and a very efficient team that works for them. Suman S.
I totally recommend Sofia, she is the best lawyer in Chicago area. She is very professional, very detailed with her work and supportive. She always goes above and beyond to ensure the best outcome. Caring, compassionate and only the best for your family. I won my case because of her professionalism and her knowledge of the law. Aurel P.
I have dealt with Sofia Zneimer since 2009. She is a great lawyer and has helped me tremendously in navigating the process of green card. She is a great resource to have by your side. She is easy to reach. She responds very quickly, which was very important for me. If she can’t answer the question the same day, she does let you know that she is working on it. I would have no hesitation in recruiting her. Hemant S.
I called Zneimer & Zneimer after I was rear-ended on the highway. Peter and Sofia Zneimer have been very helpful in dealing with the insurance company and getting money for my car damage. They are also handling my injury case. They answer all my questions and I am always able to reach them on the phone anytime I want to talk to them. I am confident in having them represent me. The best choice i ever made. Thank you! Emil G.