Family Immigration Services
At D’Alessio Law Group, we believe in the power of family. Our family immigration services are tailored to reunite loved ones and offer a clear path to a brighter future in the United States.
We are committed to reuniting families, empowering individuals, and making your American dreams a reality.
We provide the expertise, support, and compassion necessary to navigate the intricacies of the US immigration system.
If you are a family looking to stay, move or reunite in the US, we are here to guide you through the complex immigration process with expertise and dedication.
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Options To Help Families Stay Together
One of the easiest and fastest ways to join your loved ones in the United States is through a family-based visa.
To do this, a family member that is a US citizen or lawful permanent resident will need to sponsor you and petition for you to be allowed to immigrate to the country. If you don’t qualify for a family-based visa, but joining your loved one in the country is your priority, you should talk to one of our compassionate immigration attorneys to see what other options might be open to you.
Green Card Through Family-Based Visas
When it comes to family-based immigrant visas that can offer the benefit of lawful permanent resident status (a green card), there are two distinct categories. Which category you fall under depends on your relationship with the family member who intends to sponsor you. The categories for obtaining a family-based immigrant visa are “immediate relatives” and “family preference.”
To apply for immediate relative or family preference immigrant visas, you can follow the steps outlined by USCIS, but your best chance of being approved for a family-based visa is to get the help of a skilled immigration attorney.
Immediate Relative Immigrant Visas
Immediate relative immigrant visa types are based on a close family relationship with a US citizen. The number of immigrants visas granted in these categories is not limited.
Immediate relative visa types include:
- IR-1: Spouse of a US Citizen
- IR-2: Unmarried Child Under 21 Years of Age of a US Citizen
- IR-3: Orphan adopted abroad by a US Citizen
- IR-4: Orphan to be adopted in the US by a US citizen
- IR-5: Parent of a US Citizen who is at least 21 years old
Family Preference Immigrant Visas
These types of visas are for some other family relationships with a U.S. citizen and some specific family relationships with a lawful permanent resident. These types of visas also offer the immigration benefit of lawful permanent resident status. There are a limited number of these visas available each year in each category.
The family preference categories are:
- Family First Preference (F1 Immigrant Visa): Unmarried children of U.S. citizens.
- Family Second Preference (F2 Immigrant Visa): Spouses, unmarried children under age 21, and unmarried children (age 21 and over) of green card holders.
- Family Third Preference (F3 Immigrant Visa): Married children of U.S. citizens.
- Family Fourth Preference (F4): Siblings of U.S. citizens, and their spouses and minor children, provided the U.S. citizens are at least 21 years of age. (65,000)
Unfortunately, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins can’t sponsor their family members, but there may be other visas that could help you get into the country to be with your family. Your immigration attorney can help you figure out what options are available to you.
Fiancé(e) visas can help you (and even your children if they are under 21) join your betrothed in the United States.
Your sponsor has to be a U.S. citizen, and other several eligibility requirements exist.
Let Us Help You Keep Your Family Together
Even if none of these options seem to fit your situation, there may be other ways to legally help with your family’s immigration. For example, veterans, members of the US armed forces and their dependents may be eligible for immigration benefits under provisions of the INA.
Employment and major investments can also grant immigration benefits. We can look at all your options. Contact D’Alessio Law Group to discuss your family immigration options today and get the immigration help you deserve.