Personalized Service In Family-Based Immigration

Keeping families together has long been a priority in U.S. immigration laws. Family-based visas for closest relatives are considered before others. There are two main types of family-based petitions. Petitions for "immediate family members" and "petitions for preference relatives." An "immediate family member" petition includes spouses, parents and unmarried children under age 21 of U.S. citizens. A "preference relative" petition filed by a legal permanent resident (LPR) includes spouses and unmarried children under age 21. A "preference relative" petition filed by a U.S. citizen includes unmarried sons and daughters age 21 or older, married sons and daughters, and siblings. Visas for preference relatives can take much longer to obtain. In order of priority, preference relatives include:

  • First (FB1) – Unmarried sons and daughters, age 21 or older, of U.S. citizens
  • Second A (FB2A) – Spouses and unmarried children of lawful permanent residents (LPRs)
  • Second B (FB2B) – Unmarried sons and daughters, age 21 or older, of lawful permanent residents (LPRs)
  • Third (FB3) – Married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens
  • Fourth (FB4) – Brothers and sisters of U.S. citizens

Helping Our Clients Succeed In Family-Based Visa Applications And Appeals

For advice and help with family-based immigration, an attorney in Chicago at the law offices of Godoy Law Office, is a smart choice as an advocate. Lawyers at this firm have experience, knowledge, perseverance and the resources necessary to facilitate smooth visa applications. We also help with green card applications through adjustment of status. We offer counsel and assistance to U.S. citizens seeking fiancé(e) visas.

An Experienced Attorney Can Help You Prevent Mistakes And Achieve Your Family Immigration Goals With Fewer Delays

Under federal law, same-sex spouse immigrant petitions are now being processed. Our Illinois immigration law firm can help ensure that your family-based immigration matter has the chances of success that you are hoping for.

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