If you were to ask a large group of Americans if they would be willing to move to another country and live there for the rest of their lives if it meant better jobs, a safer environment, and more freedoms, and a majority would say yes. However, if you were to ask them to do the same, but stipulate that they may never see their family members again, a majority would say no. For many people, no matter where they come from, relationships with family members are one of the most important aspects of their lives. Unfortunately for many U.S. immigrants, reuniting with their family is a far off dream, one that many never get the chance to fulfill.
At Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC, our family-based immigration lawyers understand the importance of a close and supportive family unit, which is why we have dedicated ourselves to reuniting families from around the world. Contact our Joliet, IL immigration law firm to learn more about how you can petition for your family members to receive lawful permanent residence status here in America.
Under the provisions of United State immigration law – and more specifically, under the provisions set forth in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) – U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents may petition for the following individuals:
Unfortunately, extended family members on not on the eligibility list for family-based green card petitions. Non-eligible family members include:
Because the U.S. government is limited on the number of family-based immigrant visas they are allowed to approve each year, a family preference immigrant visa application may take more time to process and be approved than a general green-card application. However, it is difficult to give an exact time frame on how long you can expect to wait to be reunited with your family members, as each individual case poses its own set of challenges. For instance, some visa applications are delayed because the application was filled out wrong, while others are delayed because the filing individual failed to fulfill all of the requirements before applying.
In order to ensure the quickest and smoothest application process, we recommend working with a Joliet family-based immigration attorney who understands immigration law, and who knows what the immigration administration is looking for from eligible candidates.
At Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC, our Joliet family-based immigration lawyers have been reuniting families for over 40 years. During that time, we have acquired an abundance of legal knowledge and prowess that has enabled us to help U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents navigate the family-based immigrant visa process in a smooth and time-efficient manner. Furthermore, we advise clients on what to expect throughout the entire process, and warn them of the possible challenges that they may encounter along the way. To make the family-based immigration visa process as smooth as possible for you and your loved ones, contact the family immigration lawyers at our Joliet family-based immigration law firm.
To speak with a legal representative regarding your Joliet family-based immigration needs, contact the law offices of Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC at 312-332-2550 today.
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