Family immigration can be an extremely complicated, and often times emotional, process. Fear of separation or difficult living arrangements can really cause emotional distress and place stress on the family unit.
Thankfully there are family based visas available to help alleviate some of the fears of potential separation. These family based visas are available to family members who have lawfully entered the United States, and would like to ensure that immediate family members are also allowed to reside in the country.
Green card holders now have the opportunity to protected their immediate family and prevent separation. For example, a spouse, child, or parents may have a chance to remain residing in the United States with you.
It is also important to understand the different types of relatives and under which categories they fall. The first category is considered “immediate relatives” and includes a spouse, children, and a parent. The other category is called “Preference Relatives” and includes 21 and over children, married children, and siblings. These two different categories must wait and apply at different application times.
Immigration law can get complicated, especially when family is involved. If you are an immigrant who has lawfully entered the country and would like to ensure that you’re immediate family can also lawfully reside in the United States, family based visas may be the perfect option for you and your family.
The Law Offices of Omar Zambrano is an experienced, trusting immigration law firm, ready to help you fight to keep your family together here in the United States. Whatever your immigration situation is, Omar Zambrano can guide you and help you to assess your options and where you stand.If you interested in pursuing family based visas or learning about how to properly acquire them, contact the Law Offices of Omar Zambrano today.