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- Adult children: married and unmarried
- Siblings of US citizens (note that the petitioner must be 21 years of age or older)
- Spouses of lawful permanent residents.
Consult with a family immigration lawyer to help you understand the details of qualifying foreign relatives and immediate relative petitions.
Family Preference-Based Visa Classification
Detailed classification of the family preference categories are as follows:
- First Preference (F1): This caters to US citizens petitioning for unmarried sons and daughters of 21 years or older.
- Second Preference (F2A): Lawful permanent residents sponsoring their spouse or unmarried children younger than 21 years of age.
- Second Preference (F2B): Lawful permanent residents sponsoring their unmarried sons and daughters of 21 years of age or older.
- Third Preference (F3): US citizens petitioning for married sons and daughters.
- Fourth Preference (F4): US citizens aged 21 or older petitioning for their brothers and sisters.
Determining your category class and the petitioning process are more straightforward if you know about the complex process before getting started.
Consulting with a family immigration attorney can help you understand the immigration process requirements and timeline. Your lawyer will guide you through the immigration process and help you handle the legal formalities with a better understanding.
Visa Forms and Document Submission
To obtain a green card for your family members, you need to fill out and submit the following forms:
- Form I-130 Petition for Alien Relative
- Form I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence
- Form I-864 Affidavit of Support.
You may also need to submit a copy of the Arrival & Departure Record (Form I-94) and vaccination record (Form I-693).
Depending on your relationship with the relative or family member, you must also submit the following documents:
- Passport-style photographs
- Government-issued identity card
- A copy of your birth certificate
- Passport information with your non-immigrant visa (if applicable)
You might be required to submit various other documents depending on your current non-immigrant status. Consult with an attorney to help you guide through the process.
How Can a Family Immigration Attorney Help You?
To bring your family members to the United States, working with a family immigration attorney can be beneficial.
US immigration law is complex. Both legal permanent resident or petitioners and their family members need to consider their relationship status, available visa options, and other requirements.
Working with a family immigration attorney can help you in:
- Preparing and helping with paperwork to avoid detention
- Representing you in court
- Defending if you have been incarcerated by Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE)
- Representing you before Immigration Courts Nationwide
The cost of working with an immigration lawyer varies depending on the type of case, its complexities, and the attorney’s level of experience.
At the Law Office of Diana L. Levy, P.A., our skilled attorneys will help you fill the necessary forms correctly, attach all necessary forms and documents, and determine if you need to add any additional evidence based on your specific case needs.
Our immigration attorneys have extensive experience in family immigration, business and employment-based immigration, naturalization, asylum, and removal defense. Consult our family immigration lawyers today to discuss your circumstances and the options available to you.