Immediate relatives and specific family members of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR) may be eligible for an immigration visa if they meet strict standards determined by law.
In general, family-based immigration covers immediate relative family members of U.S. citizens or LPRs. The application process can be “consular-based” or done at the local USCIS office, as an “adjustment of status” case within the United States. The application process is completed by both the applicant and their sponsor in the United States.
Another way to sponsor the immigration of a foreign family members is through IR visa petitions. Under the IR visa category, other “immediate relatives” of the qualified sponsor can petition to immigrate to the US. A spouse of a U.S. citizen, an unmarried child under 21 of a citizen, and a parent of a citizen is known as an “immediate relative” are given priority under U.S. immigration law. The path to legal permanent resident status (green card) is generally faster for immediate relatives.
Our experienced immigration lawyers offer a wide range of family reunification immigration services, including:
I-130 petitions ( Non-marital family immigration visas )
Adjustment of status (marriage based green card)
Consular processing (immigrant visa)
Fiancé (K-1) visa
Child (K-2) visa
Spousal (K-3) visa
I-751 petitions and waivers
CR-1/ IR-1 visa for the spouse of a U.S citizen
IR-2 visa for the unmarried children under 21 years old of a U.S citizen
IR-3 visa for children adopted abroad by a U.S citizen
IR-4 visa for children to be adopted within the U.S by a U.S citizen
IR-5 visa for parents of a U.S citizen who is at least 21 years old
We welcome the opportunity to discuss you or your family’s immigration matter with you. Please contact our office at 530-265-0186 to schedule a confidential no charge consultation or email us with any questions you may have.