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Family Visas

American immigration law offers several visa alternatives for family members to reunite with their relatives who are living or working in the United States. First, either a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident may petition for his or her alien relative, an option explored below. Second, a U.S. citizen may petition for his or her fiancé or fiancée to enter the United States to enter the United States and apply for permanent resident status. Finally, several visas exist for dependents of nonimmigrant students, exchange visitors, and workers temporarily in the United States.
 

Family Based Petitions for Relatives:

If an immediate family member (e.g., spouse, parent, or child) is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, he or she must file a "one-step" application (I-130 Petition for Alien Relative and an I-485 Application for Adjustment of Status) with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Poverty Guidelines (Minimum income requirements for sponsors).

Please refer to the LL.M. Law Group's immigration consultation procedures to begin.

If the relative is not an immediate family member, a "two-step" application must be filed. Qualifying relatives are divided into four preferences for purposes of receiving an available visa number:

First Preference: U.S. citizen's unmarried adult sons and daughters

Second Preference: Lawful permanent resident's spouse and adult unmarried sons and daughters

Third Preference: U.S. citizen's married sons and daughters

Fourth Preference: U.S. citizen's adult (at least 21 years old) siblings

Please refer to the LL.M. Law Group's immigration consultation procedures to begin.

The LL.M. Law Group understands that obtaining a visa for the fiancé(e) or spouse of a U.S. citizen to enter the United States can sometimes be difficult. Please click on the link below to learn more about how the LL.M. Law Group can help.

The LL.M. Law Group understands that obtaining a visa for your dependents to join you in the United States can sometimes be difficult. Please click on one of the links below to learn more about how the LL.M. Law Group can help your relatives start traveling, and stop worrying.

 

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