United States citizens and lawful permanent residents can sponsor family members for green cards. Your loved ones will fall into one of two preference categories.
We can help you petition on behalf of your:
Immediate relatives are reserved exclusively for the spouses, parents, and unmarried children of U.S. citizens. They receive priority processing and are not subject to visa caps.
The family preference category includes siblings, adult children, and married children of U.S. citizens as well as spouses and unmarried children of lawful permanent residents. Family preference relatives are subject to visa caps and will likely face substantial waits.
U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents that sponsor their spouses will face unique obstacles during the petitioning process. Petitioners must convince United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that their marriage is authentic through the providing of substantial evidence and documentation. If the marriage is less than 2 years at the time a visa is issued, the beneficiary will only receive a conditional green card that is valid for 2 years. Conditional residents will need to “remove conditions” before their current visa expires, after which they will receive a non-conditional green card with a 10-year validity period.
Our team can assess which of your loved ones are currently eligible for green cards and advise what wait times you should anticipate. We can help prepare your petitioning materials and assist your family throughout the application process.