National Immigration Law Corporation unites family members through the immigration process. Obtaining a green card for a family member is a multi-step process that requires specialized immigration knowledge and skill.
In most cases, the first step involves obtaining an approval of an immigrant petition from the USCIS. Second, the applicant must wait until a visa number becomes available, even if the applicant is already in the United States. Third, when a visa number does become available, the applicant (if already in the U.S.) must apply for an adjustment of status to permanent residency.
If the applicant is outside the United States when an immigrant visa number becomes available, the applicant must go to their U.S. consulate for final processing and to receive their Green Card.
Family based immigrant visas are divided into preference categories. There is a separate preference for immediate relatives (spouses, mothers and fathers, etc.) of U.S. citizens. An immigrant visa number will be immediately available for immediate relatives of U.S. citizens.
Give our office a call to determine whether or not you or your family members qualify. We will help you navigate the complex immigration system with skill, expertise and speed.