Family Based Immigration Articles
Published on February 15, 2021
The K-1 visa, more commonly referred to as the fiancé(e) visa, permits a U.S. citizen’s fiancé(e) to enter into the country for the purpose of marrying them within 90 days of stepping foot on U.S. soil. There are many K-1 visa benefits, which we’ll explore extensively in this post. Some of the K-1 visa benefits…
Published on December 18, 2020
Have you been asked to write an immigration reference letter for a family member or wondering if you need one to help your relative’s case? This question comes up sometimes, and it can be challenging to know how to best craft this letter so an immigration judge will rule favorably on your family member’s case….
Published on August 18, 2020
The U.S. may be where you live, but often your home will always be wherever your parents live. If you want to make the U.S. feel more like home, this parent green card guide will get you closer to nostalgic meals, loving embraces, unsolicited life advice, comments about your friends, and all the other things…
Published on August 10, 2020
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…
Published on August 03, 2020
Every family-based green card application process starts by filing forms such as the I-130, I-485, and DS-260, depending on the location of the green card application beneficiary. Each of these application forms has its own filing fees. In addition, there are other expenses, such as immigration medical exam fees, biometric service fees, and many more….
Published on July 30, 2020
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…
Published on April 02, 2018
U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) or green card holders have the ability to sponsor a foreign-born member of their family. Receiving permanent residency allows you to obtain employment authorization (commonly known as a work permit). While this process does not occur overnight, there are ways to get the process started on the right…