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If you are a green card holder or a U.S. Citizen you can sponsor certain family members through a family based petition. Members of our legal team have gone through this process and can attest to the uncertainty that comes with ever changing laws and policies. Having this personal understanding allows us to professionally manage your case with compassion, guiding you through the process with empathy and providing appropriate answers to your concerns.
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Family visas are personal and often require a deep understanding of the relationship between family members. Our client’s benefit from having an attorney who has gone through this process herself and can shed a personal light on the outcome.
Each year over 240,000 family petitions are filed. Of those, over 19,000 are rejected and an nearly 16,000 are denied. Having an experienced legal team on your side can ensure you save time & money.
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Who qualifies for a family-based green card?
If you are a U.S. citizen over the age of 21, you can petition for the following immediate relatives:
You can also petition for the following family members, but they are not considered immediate family members. Therefore the wait time for a green card is much longer:
Lawful permanent residents (green card holders) may sponsor:
K-1 Visa “Fiancé Visa”:
Have a question? Check these answers.
A sponsor must sign a legally binding affidavit of support for the Beneficiary, guaranteeing that the Sponsor will be financially responsible to the U.S. Government should the Beneficiary every receive financial government assistance. This obligation continues until the Beneficiary has become a U.S. citizen or has worked in the United States for 40 qualifying quarters (about 10 years).
Yes, you may file the financial affidavit with a “joint” sponsor. The joint sponsor can be a family member or a close friend who is willing to be bound by the same obligations as you will be to the U.S. government should your wife require financial government assistance.
A Conditional 2-year Green Card is issued to spouses if on the day of the interview the marriage was less than two years. The spouses will need petition to remove the condition within 90 days before the conditional green card expires in order to obtain a 10-year green card.
If your child is over 21 years old, he may petition for your green card. There are other issues that may arise, depending on how you entered the U.S., which should be discussed with a licensed U.S. immigration attorney.
Yes, you may petition for your stepchild’s green card as long as your marriage to the mother took place before the child’s 18th birthday.
Remember that U.S. immigration officers do not know you or your spouse. They are not your family members or your friends and can only rely on paper and your testimony during the interview to determine the validity of your marriage. Documentation showing cohabitation is critical, along with evidence of financial comingling is one of our main requirements when filing a marriage based case for our clients.