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Family-Based Immigrant Visas

San Jose, California Family-based Immigrant Visa Lawyer

The Immigration and Nationality Act allows foreign citizens to immigrate to the U.S. and obtain their green card based on their family relationship to a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. Approximately 500,000 family-based immigrant visas are available each year. If you need assistance in applying for a family-based immigration visa, contact the Law Offices of Marcine A. Seid.

Applying for a green card is an involved process that requires a lot of documentation including affidavits, testimonies and recommendation letters. A U.S. immigration lawyer can help you work through the bureaucratic process and get your green card as quickly as possible.  At the law offices of Marcine A. Seid, we will prepare all of the necessary legal documents along with supporting evidence for submission to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS). The CIS was formerly known as the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).

There are five classifications for family-based immigrations:

  • Spouse and children under 21 years of age of a U.S. citizens
  • Unmarried sons and daughters of U.S. citizens
  • Spouses, children under 21, and unmarried sons and daughters of permanent U.S. residents
  • Married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens
  • Brothers and sisters of adult U.S. citizens

In order to obtain a family based immigrant visa, the relative must fall within one of the following categories:

  • Immediate Relative: Spouse, Parent, Children under 21 years of age of a U.S.Citizen
  • First Preference: Unmarried sons and daughters (children over 21 years of age) of U.S. Citizens
  • Second Preference: Spouses, children under 21 (2A) and unmarried sons and daughters  (children over 21 years of age) of a US permanent residentThird Preference: Married sons and daughters of a U.S. Citizen
  • Fourth Preference: Brothers and sisters of a U.S.Citizen

Discuss your Visa Needs with a Leading U.S. Immigration Attorney:
Call (408) 271-9888

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