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Helping Individuals and Families Navigate a Path to Residency
One of the primary avenues to lawful U.S. residency is through family-based immigration. As family-based immigration lawyers, we can help facilitate this process.
Lawful permanent residency can be obtained if an applicant has a qualifying relative that is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident. Eligible relations include parents, spouses, siblings, children, and fiancés.
Gaining Visas Through Qualifying Family Relationships
As part of this process, visa applicants must show:
- Proof of Relationship: Documentation establishing the connection with the U.S. relative.
- Financial Stability: The sponsoring relative must have an income 125% above the poverty line. If not, joint sponsorship with another relative is an option.
We help clients seek a wide variety of family-based visas, including:
- K-1 Fiancé Visa: This visa allows engaged partners of U.S. citizens to enter the U.S., provided they marry within 90 days of arrival.
- K-2 Visa: This visa is for children of K-1 visa holders, contingent on the K-1 recipient’s compliance.
- K-3 Spouse Visa: This visa enables spouses of U.S. citizens or permanent residents to apply for residency. After a specific period, U.S. citizenship may also be an option.
- K-4 Visa: This visa is designed for children of K-3 visa recipients, dependent on the K-3 holder’s compliance.
- Family-Based Green Cards: U.S. citizens or green card holders can petition for visas for close relatives.