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Immigration to Louisiana and the United States: Visas

A guide designed to provide legal resources on United States immigration law and various related topics such as naturalization and asylum.

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  • Apply for an Immigrant Visa ( The official page of the United States government to learn about the types of visas, the visa lottery, and how to apply for a visa.
  • U.S. Visas - Immigrate (U.S. Department of State): The U.S. Department of State page with information on the different types of immigrant visas, which can help you decide which one applies to your situation.

Digital Resources

  • Visa Wizard (U.S. Department of State): A tool in which you enter the country from which you want to come to the US and it directs you to websites where you can learn how to get the necessary visa.
  • U Visa/T Visa/VAWA (Immigrant Legal Resource Center): The ILRC provides practice manuals and digital resources on various immigration-related topics, and this page provides resources on visas for victims of violence or human trafficking.
  • A Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual Immigration & Consular Access Supplement (Columbia Law): An in-depth guide to how criminal activity can affect immigration, as well as the immigration rights one retains while imprisoned.

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