If you are a United States citizen (or, in some cases, a permanent resident), you might have family members in foreign countries that you want to come to reunite with you in the U.S. To achieve this, you might have to sponsor your family member and petition U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to grant them immigration benefits. This process is not simple, and you want to avoid any possible delays. This is why you want the assistance of a Hickory family immigration lawyer right from the start.
At Vestal Immigration Law, we assist with many family immigration situations, and we can determine the best course of action for you and your family to reunite whenever possible. Don’t wait to reach out for a consultation so we can get started on your case.
Not only do family members have to abide by strict immigration laws and procedures, but the policies regarding U.S. immigration seem to change on a regular basis. With headlines about family separation and other troubles when crossing the border, it is no wonder that people are hesitant to join their families who are already in the United States.
Our family immigration lawyer, Carla Vestal, knows that these can be uncertain times, but we also know that many people are currently navigating the immigration system to successfully reunite families. We work to prevent hiccups and delays in light of current policy, and we can advise you of the different options you and your family might have.
There are different sets of family members who are eligible for immigration benefits, including immediate relatives of United States citizens and others who fall into “family preference” categories. Generally speaking, U.S. citizens can bring spouses, children (who are under 21 and unmarried), and parents (of adult citizens) to the U.S. with little delay.
If someone is not an immediate relative of a citizen, they might have to wait until a family preference visa comes available. There are wait times for adult children of citizens, siblings of citizens, and spouses or children of permanent residents. Just because there is a waiting list does not mean you should set aside your goals. Instead, start the process as soon as possible, so you don’t have to wait any longer than needed.
Our legal team assists families with the immigration process from start to finish, including:
We can assist you and your family in obtaining green cards when possible so you can remain together in the United States.
If you are wondering whether it is possible to sponsor a family member to come to the U.S., do not wait any longer to consult with a Hickory family immigration lawyer at Vestal Immigration Law. Please contact us for a consultation about your options today.
We are dedicated to helping businesses, individuals, and families navigate the federal immigration system. The more you know, the more empowered you become.
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