San Francisco Family Immigration Attorney
Family-Based Green Cards & Immigration
The United States has long been a destination for immigrants seeking a better life. Whether it is for work, education, or family, there are multiple avenues for those who wish to live and work in the United States.
A green card, or Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status, allows foreigners to live and work permanently in the U.S., travel freely, and eventually pursue U.S. citizenship. Various routes, like family-based immigration through marriage or relatives, can lead to obtaining a green card. Typically, U.S. citizens or permanent residents file family-based immigration petitions. Verma Law Firm, with our skilled San Francisco family immigration attorney, offers crucial guidance and representation to navigate the intricate application process.
Why Choose Our Family-Based Immigration Lawyers?
At Verma Law Firm, PC, our team can help you or your family members with the family-based immigration process. We can guide you through the application process and represent you in any appeals or legal proceedings that may arise. Our San Francisco family immigration attorney can also assist with other types of immigration, such as the employment-based immigration process.
Our services cover the following areas:
- Through marriage
- Through relatives
- Green Card for Parents
- Green Card for Siblings
- K visas
- Provisional unlawful presence waiver
- DREAM Act work permit (DACA)
- T visas (victims of human trafficking
- U visas (victims of crime)
Our experienced family immigration lawyers in San Francisco offer expert assistance in assessing your green card eligibility and options. We're dedicated to answering your queries, addressing concerns, and keeping you informed about your alternatives.
Schedule a consultation with our family immigration lawyer in San Francisco by dialing (408) 560-4622 or contacting us online.
Types of Family Visas
There are several different types of family-based immigration visas, and they are divided into two main categories: immediate relatives and family preference. Immediate relatives include spouses, children, and parents of U.S. citizens. Family preference includes other relatives of U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
The different types of family-based immigration visas include:
- Family-Based Visa for Immediate Relatives: This visa includes immediate relatives of U.S. citizens, such as spouses, children, and parents. This visa is typically processed faster than family preference visas.
- Family-Based Visa for Family Preference: This visa includes other relatives of U.S. citizens and permanent residents. This is typically processed slower than immediate relatives.
- Visa for Unmarried Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens: This visa includes unmarried sons and daughters of U.S. citizens who are at least 21 years of age. They must have a U.S. citizen parent who has been a resident in the United States for at least 5 years before the child's birth. This visa is not available to children of U.S. citizens who were born in Canada.
- Visa for Married Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens: This visa includes married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens who are at least 21 years of age. They must have a U.S. citizen parent who has been a resident in the United States for at least 5 years before the child's marriage. This visa is not available to children of U.S. citizens who were born in Canada.
- K1 Fiancée Visa: This visa includes fiancés of U.S. citizens. The U.S. citizen petitioner and the fiancée must have met in person at least once in the previous 2 years. They must also have a relationship that is ongoing, in good faith, and that is intended to continue indefinitely. The fiancée must be willing to marry the petitioner within 90 days of arrival in the United States.
- K2 Visa for Children of K1 Visa Holders: This visa includes the children of K1 visa holders who are under the age of 21. The K1 visa holder must have a U.S. citizen spouse. The child and the U.S. citizen spouse must have met in person at least once in the previous 2 years. The child must be the legitimate child of the U.S. citizen spouse and the K1 visa holder.
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