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.