Fairfax Family Immigration Lawyer
Immigration to the United States can be a much faster process when the immigrant is
sponsored by a family member who is a
U.S. citizen or a
green card holder. The U.S. government shows preference to the family members of citizens
and lawful permanent residents so that they are able to immigrate faster
than individuals who have no sponsorship. Either way, it is extremely
beneficial to have the counsel and representation of an experienced Fairfax attorney.
Family Members of U.S. Citizens
If you are looking to obtain a visa with help from a family member who
is a citizen, a lawyer can help you through each step. The U.S. citizen
must first file a Form I-130,
Petition for Alien Relative. The immigrant must file a Form I-864,
Affidavit of Support to prove that he or she has adequate financial support for immigration
and is not likely to depend on the U.S. government for support.
U.S. citizens can sponsor the following family members for green cards,
as well as for K-1, K-2, K-3, and K-4 visas:
- Sons and daughters who are married and / or 21 and older
Family Members of Green Card Holders
Green card holders can also sponsor their family members, but only a spouse
and unmarried children. Green card holders may not sponsor married children,
a fiancé(e), parents, or siblings. The application process requires
the green card holder to file a Form I-130 along with proof of their resident
status and evidence of the qualifying relationship.
Green card holders can sponsor the following family members for green cards:
- Unmarried children of any age
Consult a Family Visa Attorney in Fairfax, VA
Langone & Fasullo, PLLC can provide the counsel that you need as you
seek to obtain a family visa, whether you are a U.S. citizen, a green
card holder, or a family member looking to immigrate. Our firm has nearly
30 years of combined experience, so don't wait.
Contact us today!