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Family-Based Immigration Lawyers

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The U.S Citizenship and Family Immigration Services offer U.S Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) an opportunity to become a Family Sponsor for immediate family members. By working with our professional family immigration lawyers at Barringer Law Firm, we can help you become a successful Family Sponsor and achieve family unity with an immediate family member or fiancé(e).

Our Family Immigration Services Include:

If you are a United States Citizen (USC), you can file an immigrant visa petition to become a Family Sponsor for a spouse, son or daughter, parent, or brother or sister. Based on your Family Preference filing, you may petition for the following family members:

  • Spouse
  • Children (unmarried and under 21)
  • Sons and daughters (married and/or 21 or over)
  • Parents, if you are 21 or over
  • Siblings, if you are 21 or over

Family-based immigration offers an easier path to obtaining a Green Card for your family members, as a limited number of visas are set aside each year for immediate family members of existing U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents.  

If you are a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR), you can file an immigrant visa petition to become a Family Sponsor for a spouse or unmarried son or daughter. Based on your Family Preference filing, you may petition for the following family members:

  • Spouse (husband or wife)
  • Unmarried children under 21
  • Unmarried son or daughter of any age

With a Fiancé(e) Visa, you can petition to have your significant other travel to the United States in order to get married. The marriage must be completed within 90-days of their arrival to the United States. The Fiancé(e) Visa is also known as a K-1 nonimmigrant visa.

How The Family-Based Immigration Process Works

The process of petitioning to become a family immigration sponsor can be tedious and time-consuming for both the petitioner and the applicant, with multiple steps to complete. The family immigration lawyers at Barringer Law Firm are here to help.

To become a Family Sponsor, it all starts by filing Form I-130 – Petition For Alien Relative to begin documenting your relationship with a qualified relative. Once Form I-130 is filed and established, the next steps entail supplying financial documents, completing the application, and last but not least, an applicant interview. 

To petition for a Fiancé(e) Visa, the process begins with Form I-129F, Petition For Alien Fiancé(e). Once approved, the marriage must be conducted within the 90-day visa period. If the marriage process is completed within the set timeframe, then the next step is to apply for a Green Card

We know the process can seem overwhelming, which is why we are here to help. If you or someone you know has any questions about sponsoring a family member or applying for a Fiancé(e) Visa, contact Barringer Law Firm to talk to a knowledgeable family immigration attorney to start the process. 

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