U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

How Do Immigration Lawyers Help with Family Immigration?

Most immigrant visas issued each year are from petitions from families already in the U.S. However, the process has become much more complicated and many people now turn to attorneys to help them be successful. Immigration visas for family members are divided into two categories. “Immediate Relative” immigrant visas are for spouses, children under 21 & adopted minors. “Family Preference” immigrant visas are for unmarried children, siblings and spouses of Legal Permanent Residents. It is important to apply correctly and to start the process as soon as possible so we can keep your family together!