FAMILY BASED PETITIONS

Permanent Residency

The United States allows U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR’s) to petition for certain family members to be allowed to enter the United States and gain Permanent Residency. Request as:

U.S. CITIZENS MAY PETTITION FOR
• Parents
• Step-Parents
• Spouse
• Children
• Siblings

LPR’S MAY PETTITION FOR
• Spouse
• Children

Once you have petitioned for your relative and their visa becomes available, they can apply for their Lawful Permanent Residency. Lawful Permanent Residency can be granted by immigration officers in the United States or at the U.S. consulate in your family members home country.

• Adjustment of Status in the United States: Available to immigrants who are already in the United States, who either, entered lawfully (with a visa) or who have an approvable family petition or Labor Certification filed on their behalf on or before April 30, 2001.
If your relative does not qualify for Adjustment of Status, they will have to travel to the consulate in their home country to gain their LPR status.
If your relative is currently inside the United States, or has been in the United States unlawfully in the past, they need to verify that they do not need a waiver before they travel to the U.S. consulate in their home country.

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• Consular Process: Available to all immigrants, particularly to those who do not qualify for Adjustment of Status in the United States. Requires the relative to travel to a U.S. consulate in their home country for an interview in order to gain permission to enter the United States as a Lawful Permanent Resident. It is important to verify if your family member might need a waiver before they leave the U.S. to go to their interview.

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To know if you qualify, call us now.

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