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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 (student visa), 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:

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 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.

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