The United States issues two categories of visas: immigrant visas and nonimmigrant visas. Immigrant visas are sought by persons from other countries who wish to immigrate to the United States and live here permanently. Immigrant visas may be pursued for a number of reasons, including but not limited to petitions by U.S. citizens for their relatives from other countries. Nichols Law Offices, PLLC, concentrates in the area of family-based immigrant visas. There is no charge in most cases for the initial consultation.