Visa Waiver/ESTA | Temporary Work Visa | Greencard
Applying for a temporary work visa or greencard can be a complicated and time-consuming process. VisaVersa has extensive experience with different types of visa applications and provides great value to our clients by guiding them efficiently through the visa application procedure.We will help you:
Many US visa are indicated by a letter of the alphabet, often with additional sub-types per visa
The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables citizens of participating countries to travel to the U.S. for tourism or business for 90 days or less without obtaining a US visa. To use the Visa Waiver Program all travelers must apply online for travel authorization (ESTA) prior to traveling.Travelers who can not use the Visa Waiver Program or wish to stay in the US for more than 90 days must apply for a B-1 (Business) or B-2 (Tourist) visa prior to traveling to the US.
There are a large number of non-immigrant visa for the United States. Each visa category has different objectives, requirements and application procedures.Some of the non-immigrant visas that will allow a foreign citizen to live and work in the US are:
Permanent Resident status, symbolized by the so-called green card, represents the right to live and work in the United States for foreign nationals.The application process for a greencard differs per category. Waiting periods can also differ significantly.
An initial consultation will take place to discuss the specific situation of a client and the visa options that might be applicable. This discussion will generally include the background of the applicant (education, experience, age, etc) and their employer (foreign and intended US employer).
After a decision has been reached on visa strategy we will provide a detailed overview of the information and documentation that is required for this particular visa application.We will compile the visa application with information provided by the client and their employer. There will often be a number of iterations to this process as we focus on the key details of the application.
Visa applications for the United States are in many cases still submitted on paper. There are however exceptions.Depending on the type of visa, an application is filed first with USCIS or directly with the US Consulate or Embassy in the applicant's home country Processing times will depend on the visa type and the location where the visa application must be filed.
After initial approval of the visa application by USCIS or US Consulate, the applicant will almost always have to make an appointment to appear in person at a US Consulate to apply for the actual visa.After approval of the visa application by the US Consulate the physical visa will be put in the applicant's passport and the passport will be returned.
In the past 25+ years we have built an excellent track record with a success rate (approved visa applications) exceeding 99%. This success is based on the following key elements of our client-focused approach to immigration:
We aim to provide a clear overview of all visa options available to our clients from the perspective of the applicant as well as their employer. Usually visa options are first discussed by phone, if necessary followed by a meeting with all parties involved in the visa application (in person or online).These discussions include a fair share of Dutch honesty (or bluntness, as some might call it): if we feel the basis for a visa application is not strong enough we will say so and might not even take the case.
At the start we provide a detailed overview of all information required for a particular visa application. Often these requirements are not documented in detail on official forms or checklists, but our experience tells us what information is necessary.Filling out forms is just a minor part of a visa application. We feel that compiling a visa application is often more akin to writing a thesis. That is why we often ask for additional or more detailed information from our clients to better 'tell the story' of our clients' visa application.
Depending on the type of visa, the application procedure can take weeks, months and sometimes even years.We prepare our clients for this, and always aim to guide them through the process as quickly as possible. The Covid years were an exercise in patience for us and our clients: never have we experienced so many changes, stops & starts and frustrating delays. Hopefully the future will bring us a more stable immigration environment.
Most of our services are based on a ‘flat fee’. This way there won’t be any surprises about the cost of a visa application.Before we start work on a visa application, a written agreement is always drawn up between VisaVersa and the client. The agreement will describe the services we will provide and the associated fees. This includes VisaVersa fees, expected government fees and various additional fees (legalization, translation, shipping fees, etc.)
For clients with frequent employee transfers between countries we assist in preparing travel policies and expatriation policies. These expat policies describe in detail when a visa is necessary and what employees qualify for a particular type of visa.It is our experience that this helps streamline expatriate processes in client organizations and helps in managing expectations when a potential transfer is discussed in the company.
We keep track of visa validity dates for all our clients. This ensures that visa renewals are started on time and minimizes any last minute surprises.We generally aim to start with renewals of visas approximately 6 months before they are about to expire.
Are you looking for a visa for yourself or your employees? Contact us at +31 (0)78-7518450 or ask your question in this form: