Family-Based Immigration

Assistance from a Louisiana Immigration Attorney

If you are a U.S. citizen over the age of 21, you may be able to petition a family member to come to the United States and become a permanent resident. Once permanent residency is established for your relative, you may even be able to assist them towards gaining U.S. citizenship as well.

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has a preference for putting family members first in line for citizens to petition. This upholds the idea that a family is stronger when united, not divided. If you need assistance with your family member's immigration process, give The Scott Law Firm, LLC a call today. We can provide all the legal support and guidance necessary so that you can promptly reunite and live lawfully with your loved one.

Petitioning Eligible Relatives

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services department, or USCIS, handles all of the matters related to immigration and citizenship. There are forms that need to be sent to the department in order for them to approve any petitions. For sponsoring a family member's immigration, this form is called Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative and can be simultaneously filed with Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, which is for permanent residency.

You may petition the following relatives for immigration:

  • Husband or wife
  • Married or unmarried children under the age of 21
  • Parents
  • Brothers and sisters

The law limits the number of immigrants accepted, and there are high numbers of petitions that are filled out each year. The waiting time between processing the petition and your family member actually immigrating can be lengthy. That is why you need a Louisiana immigration lawyer beside you, assisting with your forms, providing legal advice and ensuring that all of your paperwork is as accurate and up-to-date as possible. This may be able to lessen any possibility for errors and help make the immigration process run smoothly.

Helping You Keep Your Family Together

The Scott Law Firm, LLC believes in prioritizing clients above all else, especially when it comes to matters related to family. We know how much it means to you to maintain a solid bond with your family. That is why we are committed to seeing you through the immigration process as efficiently as possible. Our services can extend to members of our Spanish and Portuguese-speaking communities as well, as many of our team members are proficient in those language.

Your family is counting on you, so don't waste any time! Contact our firm today and schedule your free case evaluation.

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