Immigration Visa Petitions Attorney
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Applying for a family-based immigration petition is an expensive, time consuming and complicated process. If you are related to a foreign national and you would like to help them obtain lawful residency in the United States by way of a green card, there is a specific step by step process that you must carefully follow.
Robert Sepp Immigration Attorney at Law has the experience to help you get your loved one legal residency in the United States. Robert Sepp has been successful in reuniting numerous families and has the patience, understanding and wisdom to see your family is together as it should be.
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The Petition I-130 form is the first step to getting your loved one to the United States. The purpose of the I-130 Petition form is to establish a familial relationship between the petitioner (US citizen) and the petitioned (Alien relative). Without proof of an immediate familial relationship, immigration into the United States becomes exceedingly challenging and can take decades to finalize.
If you currently reside in the United States, are undocumented and you or a family member are or have been a victim of a violent crime, or other criminal activity, you may qualify for a U Visa. If you or someone you know may be eligible for a U Visa. It’s best to seek an experienced Attorney to help you with the U Visa application and legal proceedings.
How do I apply for a family-based immigration visa petition for my relative in another country?
First, you must be a lawful legal resident or citizen of the United States in order to petition for your family member to get an immigrant visa. Once your family member has been approved for an immigrant visa, you must wait for a visa number to become available as every year there is a limited number of visas awarded for those approved. Then once your family member has obtained a visa number, they must then apply for lawful legal residency in the United States if they qualify.
How do I know if my family member qualifies for lawful permanent residency in the United States?
There are certain criteria that must be met in order for a foreign national to qualify for lawful permanent residency and it includes:
- The foreign national must be sponsored by a U.S. citizen or lawful legal resident.
- The sponsor must be able to prove that they can financially support the related foreign national.
- If the sponsor is a U.S. citizen they must prove their relationship to the foreign national, acceptable family relationships include:
- Husband or wife;
- Child under 21 years old
- Unmarried son or daughter over 21;
- Married son or daughter of any age;
- Brother or sister if you are at least 21 years old; or
- Parents if you are at least 21 years old.
- If the sponsor is a lawful legal resident they must prove their relationship to the foreign national, acceptable family relationships include:
- Husband or wife; or
- Unmarried son or daughter of any age
Immigration Attorney Robert Sepp fully understands how frustrating the family-based immigration visa petition process can be. He is a patient and highly qualified attorney who is dedicated to walking you step by step through the petition process. We encourage you to contact our law office now to begin the family-based immigrant petition for your loved one.
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