West Palm Beach Family Immigration Lawyers

Family-Based Immigration for Immediate Relatives

A U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) may be able to sponsor relatives for an immigration visa, allowing them to be together in the United States. Immediate relatives and specific family members of a U.S. citizen or LPR may be eligible for an immigration visa if they meet the proper standards determined by the law.

Family based-immigration covers immediate relative family members of U.S. Citizens. This process can be consular based or done at the local USCIS office as an adjustment of status case within the United States. The process must be completed by both the applicant and their sponsor in the United States.

Eligibility for Family Based Immigration

Eligibility for this type of immigration is based on the applicant's relationship with the U.S. Permanent Resident or U.S. Citizen. Immediate relatives include:

  • The spouse of a U.S. citizen.
  • A U.S. citizen's child, under the age of 21 and unmarried.
  • An orphan adopted from a foreign country by a U.S. Citizen.
  • The Parent of a U.S. citizen who is at least 21 years of age.

Contact Sarah S. Rama, ESQ, LL.M. to discuss the appropriate visa and family preference category that applies to your immediate relative and the best course of action for your circumstances.

Qualifying for Adjustment of Status

Upon obtaining a visa, you may qualify for an Adjustment of Status. The Immigration & Nationality Act allows an individual to change immigration status while in the United States to a legal permanent resident. Adjustment of Status can provide permanent residence without having to return to your home country.

Alternatively, Consular processing allows individuals living outside of the United States (or those living within U.S. borders that are ineligible to adjust status) to obtain a visa while in another nation, then enter the United States as a permanent resident.

Speak with Top Immigration Attorneys in West Palm Beach, FL

Sarah S. Rama, ESQ, LL.M. understands the intricacies of each visa type, the application processes, and roadblocks that you may encounter. Please contact our offices today for an evaluation of your circumstances.

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Sarah S. Rama, ESQ, LL.M. - West Palm Beach Immigration Lawyer
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