Louisiana Family-Based Immigration Attorney
Interested in Filling a Immigrant Petition for a Family Member? Let The Scott Law Firm, LLC Help!
Family-based immigration is a common way for an immigrant to obtain lawful permanent residency—or a green card—in the United States. U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) may help an immigrant family member obtain legal permanent residence. However, filing a petition through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can be quite complex, which is why having an experienced immigration attorney prepare your documents and guide you through the legal process can ensure your family is reunited.
At The Scott Law Firm, LLC, nothing is more rewarding than uniting families through immigration. Our experienced legal team can review your case and figure out the best legal options available to your loved ones. Let us provide the necessary legal support and guidance to help you fulfill your immigration goals.
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How to File a Family-Based Immigrant Visa
A U.S. citizen or LPR must be at least 21 years of age to file a petition on behalf of a family member to come to the U.S. and become a permanent resident. There are two types of family-based immigrant visas: immediate relative visas and family preference visas.
Immediate relative visas are based on close relationships with a U.S. citizen. In other words, a U.S. citizen can file a petition for their spouse, unmarried child (under 21 years old), or parent. There is no timeline for these types of family visas.
Family preference visas are for more distant family relationships with a U.S. citizen and some specified relationships with an LPR, such as married children and siblings. Keep in mind, only U.S. citizens may file a petition for their brothers and sisters and their married children. Family preference visas are limited each fiscal year.
The sponsor relative must file a Petition for Alien Relative (Form I-130) with USCIS. Additionally, they can also file it with the Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485).
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Our Louisiana family-based immigration lawyers can make sure your paperwork is accurate and up to date. Since the processing time can be quite lengthy, we can provide updates on your case to ensure your case is moving forward. Do not hesitate to let us help keep your family together.
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