Family Based Immigration

Are you trying to be reunited with a family member (spouse, child, parent, or sibling) in the United States? We understand that being separated from a loved one can be stressful and our goal with each case it to surpass the legal hurdles so your family can be together once again.

Family Based Immigration Articles

  • Form I-129F page cover photo

    Form I-129F: The Ultimate Guide

    Published on January 13, 2023

    It is very common for people to bring their fiancé(e) or spouses to the U.S. To do so, they need to comply with the rigid immigration rules, which in such cases, begin with the completion of the I-129F form. The I-129F form is the foundation to later receiving permanent residency in the U.S. via a…

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    NVC Expedite Request Process: a Complete Step by Step Guide

    Published on November 26, 2022

    In emergencies or hardship, a petitioner can speed up an immigration case with a National Visa Center (NVC) expedite request. USCIS  sends overseas petitions to the NVC. Normally, USCIS notifies you with a Notice of Approval that the petition is approved and sent to the National Visa Center. After the NVC receives your case, they…

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    I-864 Affidavit of Support | Immigration Form Complete Guide

    Published on November 18, 2022

    The rhetoric around immigrants coming to the U.S. and being a burden on the system is one that has been around since the beginning of immigration in this country. Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, is essentially a contract between a U.S.-based sponsor and the U.S. government where the sponsor promises that it won’t happen. By…

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    Green Card Consular Processing Benefits & Steps

    Published on November 16, 2022

    Consular processing is a method by which a beneficiary of an approved family-based, employment-based or other immigration petition can apply for a visa through a U.S. Department of State consulate office abroad. There are many benefits when it comes to green card consular processing. However, you must first determine if you fit into an eligible…

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    Complete Guide to Form I-912 Request for Fee Waiver

    Published on November 05, 2022

    Filing fees can quickly add up throughout the immigration process and for those facing financial hardships it can often be an impediment to coming to the United States altogether. Fortunately, there is a way to circumvent some of the service fees if you qualify based on USCIS’ requirements. On this page, you will learn about…

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    Navigating the F4 Visa: Sibling Green Card

    Published on September 24, 2022

    You grew up with them, they played with you, they teased you, they protected you, and in your eyes your siblings are immediate relatives. However, in the eyes of USCIS, a sibling green card falls under the family-based category and not the immediate relative category. Also known as the F4 visa, this family-based green card…

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    Conditional Permanent Resident: a Complete 2022 Guide with Top Things You Should Know

    Published on August 30, 2022

    Conditional permanent residence can be a mandatory immigration step for some foreigners planning on residing in the U.S. It is essential that you are aware of all of the benefits and limitations that conditional green card status comes with and its effects on your family. On this page, you will learn all about this temporary…

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    How to Get a Green Card for Your Parents | Processing Time

    Published on August 17, 2022

    The strain of being separated from your parents or other family members in the U.S. can be very difficult. The United States has a family-based green card process that allows U.S. citizens to petition for their parents/other immediate relatives and U.S. permanent residents to sponsor spouses, minor children and unmarried children over the age of…