Family Based Immigration
The Immigration Law Offices of Richard A. Hujber, P.A regularly assists U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents to sponsor their family members for immigrant visas. Our firm can prepare your family-based immigrant visa application and follow it through the visa process. If you have questions about family-based immigration, contact us today.
Family-Based Immigrant Visa Categories:
Immediate Relatives of US Citizens. A spouse, parent, or unmarried child under the age of 21 is an "immediate relative." Upon approval, immediate relatives of a US citizen are issued a visa and allowed to immigrate.
Applicants for family-based immigrant visas other than those for an immediate relative of a US citizen are assigned to the following preference categories:
- First Preference - Unmarried Adult (over 21) Children of US Citizens.
- Second Preference - Spouses and Unmarried Children of Legal Permanent Residents.
- Third Preference - Married Children of US Citizens.
- Fourth Preference - Siblings of Adult US Citizens.
Fiancée or Fiancé Visas. Temporary, nonimmigrant fiancée visas are available for foreign nationals to travel to the United States to marry a US citizen. Once in the U.S., the couple has 90 days to marry. Upon marrying, the U.S. citizen may sponsor the foreign national for permanent residency.