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People Law Practice can assist you and your family with family-based immigration petitions for spouses, other family members, and couples who need help. Immigration and naturalization can be a daunting and complex maze to navigate on your own. Let us take the worry and stress out of the process.
Schedule a consultation with People Law Practice to discuss your goals for your family-based immigration petition. Call (415) 849-2278 or contact us online.
Under U.S. immigration law, any U.S. citizen or U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (a green-card holder) who is at least 21 years old may petition for a family member or spouse to obtain an immigrant visa. Note that U.S. citizens can file an immigrant visa for the following family members:
- parent; or
On the other hand, Lawful Permanent Residents can only file an immigrant visa for the following family members:
- unmarried child.
2 Types of Family Visas
Keep in mind that, as seen above, the State department distinguishes between 2 types of family visas – the immediate relative visa and the family preference visa. The immediate relative visa is based on a U.S. citizen’s close family relationship, such as a spouse, child, or parent. The family preference visa is for more distant family relationships with a Lawful Permanent Resident.
Note that the number of immigrant visas granted in the immediate relative category is not limited each fiscal year, but the number of immigrant visas in the family preference category is limited.
Contact Attorney Susanna Tuan to Get Started Today
If you seek to sponsor a close or distant family member for a U.S. immigrant visa, do not hesitate to contact People Law Practice for legal guidance. As a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident, you have the right to unite your family in your new home. The immigration system can oftentimes be complex and intimidating, but rest assured that our firm will make the process much easier for you. Let us handle the legal side while you focus on your family.
We intentionally charge on the lower end of market rate because we want to be able to help a wide variety of people and help them feel good about their experience working with our firm.
Your experience is important to us. We understand what you're going through and will ensure your voice is heard.
We are a highly intuitive, settlement-focused family law firm. Our intention is to help each client resolve their legal issue with efficiency and as peacefully as possible.
We will first search for an amicable solution. If there is truly no amicable solution, we will provide our clients with a comprehensive account of their legal options and help them create the best case-strategy.