How You Can Help A Family Member Immigrate To The U.S.
We know how important it is to have loved ones back by your side after a lengthy separation. However, for you to achieve this, you must first go through an intensive immigration process. Fortunately, you do not have to do it alone.
At Stanford Law Office, PLLC, we help families like yours stay together. Read on to better understand the application process and what it entails.
A Few Things You Should Know First
What Is A Family-Based Visa?
A family-based immigration visa allows you as a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to bring your loved ones to the United States. The two types of family visas include immediate relatives and a family preference category.
Where Do I Begin?
To start the application process, you will need to file a Form I-130 with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency. Also known as the Petition For Alien Relative, the form establishes your familial relationship with the person.
Who Can I Sponsor If I’m A U.S. Citizen?
If you are a U.S. citizen, you may file a petition for your fiancé(e), spouse, parents and minor children. A limited number of preference-based visas are also available for adult children and siblings.
Who Can I Sponsor If I’m A Permanent Resident?
If you are a lawful permanent resident, you may only petition for your spouse, children under the age of 21 and unmarried adult children.
How Long Will The Process Take?
The length of the process depends on the type of relationship you have with the person you plan on sponsoring. Because visa quotas exist, some relationship categories may have a longer wait time.
Get More Information During Your Consultation
Immigration laws are complex, and you may have many questions. If you are unable to find the answers here on our website, reach out to attorney Stanford Obi directly.
Scheduling a consultation with us at either one of our two locations in Louisville and Bowling Green is easy. Just call 502-365-4900 or send us an email today.