Family-based immigration allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to sponsor their family members for immigration to the United States. The process can be complex, but with the right guidance, it can be a smooth and successful journey. Here are some possible avenues for family-based immigration:
- Immediate Relative Immigrant Visas: This category is reserved for spouses, unmarried children under 21 years of age, and parents of U.S. citizens. The advantage of this category is that there is no numerical limit, meaning there is no cap on the number of visas that can be issued each year.
- Family Preference Immigrant Visas: This category is for relatives of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents who do not qualify under the immediate relative category. There are four preference categories, and the waiting times can vary depending on the category and the applicant’s country of origin.
- Fiancé(e) Visas: This category is for foreign nationals who are engaged to be married to U.S. citizens. The fiancé(e) can enter the United States on a K-1 nonimmigrant visa, and after the marriage takes place, they can apply for adjustment of status to become a lawful permanent resident.
- Special Immigrant Juvenile Status: This category is for unmarried minors who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned by one or both parents. If they are unable to reunite with their parents due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment, they may be eligible for SIJS.
- Humanitarian Parole: This category is for foreign nationals who have urgent humanitarian reasons for coming to the United States. This may include medical emergencies, family emergencies, or urgent business travel.
Navigating the family-based immigration process can be challenging, but with the right team, like Greenwood Law, on your side, you can achieve your immigration goals. At Greenwood Law, we understand the importance of family and the desire to reunite with loved ones. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality legal representation and marketing services to help you achieve your dreams.
If you have any questions about family-based immigration procedures or the possible avenues available to you, please contact Greenwood Law today at 336-661-8788. Our team is here to help you every step of the way.