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FAMILY IMMIGRATION 

We represent clients in all types of family visa including immediate relatives, preference categories, adoptions/orphans, “follow to join” cases, age out issues, marriage issues, removal of conditions from conditional permanent residence/green card (regardless of whether the marriage has been terminated), derivative dependents and fiancés.

All of our immigration cases include not only the underlying qualifying petition but also consular processing, adjustment of status, change or extension of status, and all of the supporting documentation for each of these processes. All cases include the qualifying dependent family members. Our permanent residence cases for immigrants include the affidavits of support, assisting with birth and marriage documents, analyzing past immigration history and any possible criminal activities which may impact the process. This analysis is completed before any steps are taken with the government.

Family Immigration Visas 

Family-based immigration allows a foreign national to become a lawful permanent resident through a relative who is a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States. Family members of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents of the United States may obtain legal permanent residence in the United States.

Filing for permanent residency also allows one to obtain an employment authorization document, commonly referred to as a “work permit,” which authorizes lawful employment in the United States.

Temporary Family Visas:    

  • K-1 Fiancées Visas
  • K-3 Marriage Visas

 

Permanent Residence or Green Cards for Family

US citizens may sponsor the following relatives for lawful permanent residence: spouses, children, adult sons and daughters, parents and brothers and sisters. Permanent residents are limited to sponsoring spouses, children and unmarried adult sons and daughters.Except for spouses, children and parents of US citizens who are deemed “immediate relatives”, all other categories of relatives are subject to a numerically-limited preference system.

Immediate Family

  • Spouses of US Citizens
  • Children of US Citizens
  • Parents of US Citizens

 Close Family Members 

  • Unmarried Sons and Daughters of US Citizens
  • Spouses of Permanent Residents
  • Children of Permanent Residents
  • Unmarried Sons and Daughters (over 21) of Permanent Residents
  • Married Sons and Daughters of US Citizen
  • Siblings of US Citizens