Family-based immigration law
Guiding you through family immigration
We can help you and your family immigrate to the U.S.
Family immigration process
Identifying your family’s situation
Every family is different and there are many situations that need to be considered when
applying for immigration to the U.S. Your family details will help us in identifying how to get you
approved to come to the U.S.
In our first meeting, we will discuss your family, history, the details regarding who is immigrating to the U.S. and the status you are trying to achieve. Since we have to prove everything to the U.S. government, it is crucial for us to know all the correct information, therefore we require all the parties to be open and honest during our conversations so that we are able to provide you with the best advice to have success in your immigration process.
Most common options for immigrating
Immediate family member
Spouse or fiance visas
Common types of U.S. visas
When we work with families, one of the first thing we try and obtain is a green card if applicable to their situation. If ineligible, we move on to other types of visas.
The following are the common types of U.S. Visas that a person can use to immigrate to the U.S.:
- IR1, CR1: Spouse of a U.S. Citizen
- K-1: Fiancé(e) to marry U.S. Citizen & live in U.S.
- K-3: Spouse of a U.S. Citizen awaiting approval of an I-130 immigrant petition
- IR3, IH3, IR4, IH4: Intercountry Adoption of Orphan Children by U.S. Citizens
- IR2, CR2, IR5, F1, F3, F4: Certain Family Members of U.S. Citizens
- F2A, F2B: Certain Family Members of Lawful Permanent Residents
Potential problems during family immigration
Identifying your family’s situation
How complications may arise in your application process
Marrying outside the US
Difficulty speaking english
Previous visa expiring
You will have to provide divorce documentation or a death certificate to prove a previous marriage has been ended.
Failure to attend appointments
An in-person appointment is required for an application to be considered complete. All appointments must be attended or rescheduled or your paperwork can be denied.
Health or medical disorders
If you fail to provide the correct medical records, if you are a drug abuser, someone who is deemed a threat to themselves or others, or have diseases found outside the US and could be dangerous to the public, all of these reasons can be used to deny your application
Criminal background or security related
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See our Frequently Asked Questions below for commonly asked questions about family immigration
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Frequently asked family immigration questions
A green card is issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services that allows the person to live in the U.S. and enjoy various benefits of being a permanent resident in the U.S. It allows the person to live and work in the U.S. lawfully.
Costs vary depending on the situation, where the family member lives, their relation to you, and more. Government fees from start to end can cost a few thousand dollars which do not include a required medical examination and vaccinations. If certain documents like a birth certificate, marriage certificate and more need to be translated from your native language to English, additional fees may apply.
Biometric screening is the process in which the government representative records the individual’s fingerprints and takes their pictures and signature in order to ensure that the person does not have any criminal records by running the information through the government’s records.
A marriage-based green card process can take approximately 4-6 months up to as long as 2 years to process depending on whether the process takes place inside the United States or from abroad.