U.S. citizens and permanent residents may file a family-based immigration petition on behalf of foreign national relatives. Depending on the legal status of the petitioner and the nature of the relation, foreign national relatives fall into categories of immediate relatives or preference relatives and are given different levels of priority.
Immediate relatives are considered the spouses, children (unmarried and under 21 years of age), and parents of U.S. citizens. There is no wait time for the availability of a visa number for immediate relatives.
Preference relatives are considered the married and unmarried sons and/or daughters (over 21) of U.S citizens; siblings of U.S. citizens; and spouses, minor children, and unmarried sons and/or daughters (over 21) of permanent residents. There is a strict limit on the number of visa numbers that are issued each year to preference relatives, so a wait time is likely for these family members.
Youngblood & Associates has ample experience in representing individuals who are navigating the family-based immigration process for or through their relative. We can assist you in the multiple steps of filing your petition, as well as representation throughout the process of your case.
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