Applying For Family Visas: What You Need To Know
Immigration to the United States can be a lengthy, involved process for an individual from another country. That level of complexity increases exponentially when multiple family members wish to join a relative who has obtained permanent residency or citizenship. During this process, meeting deadlines and complying with requests for the appropriate documentation is critical to having visa requests approved.
At the Atlanta-based Schwartz Posel Immigration Law Group, we understand the urgency you may feel when attempting to sponsor a family member for a visa. The attorneys with our firm have more than 100 years of collective experience practicing immigration law and have successfully aided thousands of families across the globe in resolving their immigration issues.
Key Family Visa Types
Among the most common types of family immigration visas issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services agency (USCIS) are the following:
- K-1 fiancée visas, which allows a foreign national planning to marry a U.S. citizen to travel to the United States and reside legally until the wedding. Individuals with this visa may apply for a green card after the wedding.
- K-2 visas, which are for the children of an individual receiving a K-1 visa.
- K-3 spouse visas, which allow an alien who is currently married to a U.S. citizen to come to live in the United States while their I-130 petition is being processed.
- Family-based green cards, which provide permanent residency to aliens who are sponsored by a family member who is already a Lawful Permanent Resident or U.S. citizen.
- I-751 Removal of Conditions Petitions: After obtaining a conditional green card based on marriage to a U.S. citizen, certain individuals must file a petition to remove their conditions after a period of time.
We are able to facilitate the applications of a wide array of other family visa types, so contact a lawyer with our firm for additional details.
Trust Our Firm For Immigration Law Advice
The path to successful immigration can have many twists and turns. Our firm can advise you on how to prepare the most successful applications and petitions, what to expect as far as timelines for decisions on your application, and how to respond to requests from the USCIS. We have served clients from 100 countries across the globe. We will fight for your family’s right to enter and stay in the United States lawfully.