New York City Family-Based Immigration Lawyer

Arevalo Law, PLLC Can Help You Reunite with Loved Ones

Are you looking to bring family members to the U.S. to reside legally with you from another country? This is often an exciting process for families looking to reunite and build lives together in the U.S. However, there is a myriad of laws and USCIS policies that hold sway over this process, making it complex, challenging and, too often, fruitless.

At Arevalo Law, PLLC, we have assisted countless families with family-based immigration matters. Our New York family-based immigration attorney is well-versed in the laws that dictate this process and how to best ensure that your sponsorship of a family member is correctly put forth to USCIS.

We're ready to partner with you and your family for this process. Contact us today to learn more about your options.

Understanding Family-Based Immigration

The first step in having family join you here in the U.S. is filing to sponsor your family member. U.S. citizens can serve as a sponsor for this process, as can green card recipients or, in some cases, asylees. If this process is successful, the family member will receive their own immigrant visa. From there, they can either file to adjust their status or apply for a green card, when the time comes.

The wait time on this process depends on the "preference" of the sponsored family member:

  • First preference: U.S. citizens' adult children
  • Second preference: Green card recipients' spouses and unmarried children
  • Third preference: U.S. citizens' married children
  • Fourth preference: U.S. citizen' siblings

The process of approving a family member for a family-based visa differs depending on their status. If they are outside the U.S., they will need to visit a nearby U.S. consulate for a process known as Consular Processing. At Arevalo Law, PLLC, we can work with you as a potential sponsor and, remotely, with your family member so that they know what to do during this process and how they can best ensure that their visa will be granted.

Have more questions about obtaining family-based visas? Our firm can help. Call our offices at (347) 529-0012 today.

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