Family Based Immigration

A foreign citizen seeking to live permanently in the United States requires an immigrant visa. To be eligible to apply for an immigrant visa, a foreign citizen must be sponsored by an immediate relative who is at least 21 years of age and is either a U.S. citizen or U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (that is, a green-card holder).

There are two types of family-based immigrant visas:

Immediate Relative – these visas are based on a close family relationship with a U.S. citizen, such as a spouse, child or parent. The number of immigrants in these categories is not limited each fiscal year.

Keep in mind that U.S. citizens can file an immigrant visa petition for their:

U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents can only file an immigrant visa petition for their:

We can provide all of the forms necessary for you to file on behalf of your spouse or child under 21 years of age including their adjustment of status applications and employment authorization for one low price of $499. We can also assist in preparation of the I-944 public charge affidavit which is now necessary for an additional fee of $499.

We can also assist in filing for an immediate relative who resides abroad for $249. When the petition is approved, we can help with the National Visa Center paperwork for an additional price of $249. This would include the affidavit of support as well as the DS-260 review.

Family Preference – these visas are for specific, more distant, family relationships with a U.S. citizen and some specified relationships with a Lawful Permanent Resident. The number of immigrants in these categories is limited each fiscal year.

We can assist in filing for a family preference petition for a relative residing abroad for $249. When their priority date (the date that the petition was filed) is current, we can help with the National Visa Center paperwork for additional price of $249 which would include the affidavit of support as well as the DS-260 review.

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