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If an individual has relatives living as citizens or lawful permanent residents in the United States, they may be able to sponsor their family member for immigration into the country. To begin, a relative must petition for the individual to receive a green card, a K-3, K-4, or fiancée visa, depending on how they are related.
Quotas refer to the number of visas allocated to a country or region on a yearly basis and for some classifications the quotas are many years.
Waivers will be required for all relatives who have accumulated periods of unlawful stay in the U.S. which exceeds one year and those individuals who have a criminal record, who received public assistance, and who have been deported in the past. These are the most common waivers.
You may be able to petition for a fiancée visa for an individual you are engaged to who resides outside of the U.S. This also goes for any children under the age of 21 that your fiancée may have. In the case of K-3 and K-4 non-immigration visas, you may petition for a spouse and any unmarried children under 21 that they may have.
In addition to being eligible for petitioning a family member, there are a number of forms that need to be attended to for the process to go smoothly. Because it can be very overwhelming to handle these matters on your own, we recommend you get the support of a skilled Los Angeles immigration attorney.
There are two different methods to obtaining your U.S. residency.
(a) Through Consular Processing if your relative has never been to the U.S. or, has been to the U.S. in the past without breaking the terms of his/her visa or, is in the U.S. but cannot adjust their status and needs to get a Waiver.
(b) Through Adjustment of Status if your relative is in the U.S. and is otherwise eligible. [See Tab – Adjustment of Status]
At the Law Offices of Henry Haddad, we are in the business of helping our clients achieve their own unique American Dreams. We know how complicated and daunting immigration can be, and we are here to provide you with compassionate support and skilled representation throughout every step of your case.