What Happens After Your Visa Is Approved in Florida?

While a passport allows you to travel to other countries, a visa will allow you to stay in another country for a certain period of time. If you’re coming to Florida to work or study or for some other purpose, then you may need to apply for a visa.

Here’s some crucial information on what happens after your visa gets approved in Florida.

What Happens After Visa Approval?

After you get approved for your immigrant visa, you need to enter the U.S. within the visa validity period, and then get your alien registration receipt, which is also known as a green card. Then, you can work and live in Florida. Your visa is going to come in a sealed packet from a courier service. Don’t open the sealed visa packet. Instead, you will need to take it to an immigration officer at a port of entry. 

More Information on U.S. Visas 

Your visa is going to be affixed inside your passport. You will be required to pay the USCIS fee before you enter the U.S., and you need to come to the U.S. before the expiration date on the visa. When you get to the port-of-entry, DHS officials are going to take your immigrant visa packet and give you an alien number, and then register you for an alien registration card. You should look over the Rights and Responsibilities of a Green Card Holder to ensure that you’re following the laws at all times. 

Contact a Florida Immigration Attorney

Do you need help with getting a green card? Then contact Florida Immigration Law Counsel through our website or by calling 1-800-666-4996. We deal with the government so you don’t have to. We look forward to assisting you.


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Caring and compassionate, Saman Movassaghi Gonzalez is a Florida immigration attorney dedicated to producing the results her clients need. She has over 17 years of experience helping both corporate and individual clients with an emphasis in employment/investment cases and family adjustment cases.

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