Visa for a Family Member in Lawrenceville
Lawrenceville Immigration Lawyer
If you are seeking to have a family member join you in the United States, a Lawrenceville immigration attorney can help you determine the best avenue to pursue. Certain categories of relatives qualify to immigrate based on their relationship with a United States citizen or Legal Permanent Resident (LPR). These categories, however, do not all receive the same priority and it is in your best interests to approach the application process strategically, depending on which relatives wish to immigrate. To work with a legal team passionate about helping individuals reunite with their families, contact Law Office of Robert L. Booker.
Visas for Family Members in Gwinnett County
The Immigration and Nationality Act provides for two main categories of family based immigration visas. The first of these is for immediate relatives of United States citizens, in which visas are issued on an unlimited basis to:
- Unmarried children under 21 years of age
- Orphans adopted abroad
- Orphans to be adopted in the United States
- Parents of citizens who are at least 21 years old
The second main category issues a limited number of visas to more distant, specific relations of United States citizens and certain relations of Lawful Permanent Residents. This is known as the family preference category and applies to:
- Unmarried sons and daughters of U.S. citizens and their minor children
- Married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens and their spouses and minor children
- Brothers and sisters of U.S. citizens, and their spouses and minor children, where the citizen is over 21 years of age
- Spouses, unmarried sons and daughters age 21 and over, and minor children of LPRs
If you wish to have relatives join you in the United States, contact a Lawrenceville immigration lawyer for professional assistance.