Divorce – the dissolution of marriage is difficult under any circumstances but it becomes even more stressful when a divorce occurs between the L1 or primary visa holder and L2 spouse of the primary visa holder. When divorce is contemplated or pursued between the L1 visa holder it could result in the L2 spouse being required to leave the United States. This kind of situation may also require the involvement of a family lawyer.
There are 185 types of visas issued by the United States Government. There are two key visa categories that every visa applicant must be aware of and cognizant of the differences: immigrant and non-immigrant visas. Immigrant visas lead to a green card, which in turn leads to permanent residency in the United States. Non-immigrant visas will require the visa holder to leave the United States after the visa expires. However, depending on the visa type, non-immigrant visa holders may be able to apply for permanent residency. This requires the input and analysis of a professional immigration expert.