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Families should remain united – this sentiment is universal no matter where you are in the world. However, they often become fractured due to extenuating circumstances, such as employment opportunities, education, and so on. The United States is home to many who have family abroad. Fortunately, this nation’s immigration system allows citizens and lawful permanent residents to file visa petitions for their family members.
If you are looking to bring your spouse, children, parents, or siblings to the U.S., please don’t hesitate to contact the Immigration Law Office of Los Angeles, P.C. for legal counsel you can rely on. Our highly experienced California immigration law attorneys have helped secure visas and benefits for family members of U.S residents. We are renowned for reuniting families through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the immigration court system.
If you would like to speak with one of our dedicated immigration lawyers about your case, call (213) 375-4084 now.
Criteria for Family Visa Petitions
As a U.S. citizen, you may file an immigrant petition for a parent, spouse, sibling, adult child (married or unmarried), and minor child. You may also file a petition for a fiancé who is residing overseas. If you are a lawful permanent resident in possession of a green card, you also have the right to file immigration petitions for family members; however, your options are more limited. Unlike citizens, lawful permanent residents may petition only for spouses, adult unmarried children, and minor children.
The USCIS recognizes adoptive and “step” relationships as well as widows/widowers of U.S. citizens, though under limited circumstances. To determine whether you can file a petition for a certain family member, consult with a trusted legal professional.
Facilitating the Process
Sponsoring a family member for a visa is far from a simple matter. All kinds of factors need to be considered, loads of paperwork must be filled out and submitted, and deadlines and requirements must be met. And even then, approval is not guaranteed. The USCIS is very stringent when it comes to the approval process, and even the smallest omissions or mistakes can lead to significant delays and, possibly, a denial.
At the Immigration Law Office of Los Angeles, P.C., our team of legal professionals can conduct a thorough evaluation of your immigration petition application to ensure that no errors or omissions are present. We can also help you meet all the deadlines and avoid the pitfalls of the process so your reunion won’t be needlessly delayed.
Help with Family Immigration Petitions
Hundreds of thousands of people apply for visas to come to the United States every year. Whether they are coming to seek employment opportunities (work visas), to advance their education level, to seek permanent residency, or even if they are just intent on visiting the U.S., they must have a proper and legal visa. The Immigration and Nationality Act lays out the exact requirements, types and volume of visas available to foreign citizens.
Another way an individual can enter the United States is if they have a family member who is willing to sponsor them. By filling out a family immigration petition, you can sponsor a relative from another country, and give them the opportunity to work and live in the United States as a permanent resident. This applies to:
- Parents of U.S. citizens
- Brothers & sisters of U.S. citizens
- Married son & daughters of U.S. citizens
A family immigration petition may be the most efficient way to help your family member legally enter the U.S.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR A FAMILY IMMIGRATION PETITION
To determine whether or not your relative may be eligible for a family immigration visa, find out if they meet any of the following requirements:
- They are an immediate relative of a U.S. citizen (spouse, parent, sibling or minor child)
- They are the adult child of a U.S. citizen
- They are the spouse of a U.S. citizen or the fiancé of a U.S. citizen
- They are the soon-to-be adopted child of a U.S. citizen
If your relative meets eligibility requirements to have you sponsor them in a family immigration petition, or even if you don’t think they do, you would be smart to consult with Los Angeles immigration lawyer Linda Lee. Ms. Lee will take the time to thoroughly review your immigration needs, advise you of the best course of action to pursue, and help you file your family immigration petition.
FILE AN ACCURATE FAMILY IMMIGRATION PETITION
With all the complexities and paperwork that is involved in filing an accurate petition, it is essential to have your attorney there to assist you and ensure all the requirements and deadlines are met. Any delay or errors could lead to a delay in the approval process, or in the worst case scenario, a denial. Thankfully your attorney is knowledgeable is all aspects of immigration law and is here to represent you and your immigration needs.
Turn to Us for Your Immigration Needs
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your immigration case, you should start working with an experienced immigration lawyer sooner rather than later. This way, you can save time, money, and effort rather than suffer the costs of a prolonged process. If you decide to hire us as your legal representatives, we will inform you of your petition’s status every step of the way and help you determine your best options. Contact our office today and get started on your new life with those you hold most dear.