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Denton County Family-Based Immigration Attorney

Denton County, TX family immigration visa lawyers

Assisting Immigrants in Denton County with Family-Based Immigration Concerns

At John W. Lawit, LLC, our experienced team of Denton County immigration lawyers understands the importance of keeping families together. If you have a loved one who is seeking to immigrate to the United States and join you here in Texas, we can help guide you through the family-based immigration process. Our compassionate and knowledgeable attorneys are dedicated to helping immigrants and their families navigate complex immigration laws and achieve their goals.

The Basics of Family-Based Immigration

Family-based immigration provides a pathway for foreign nationals who have close relatives who are citizens or lawful permanent residents (Green Card holders) of the United States to obtain an immigrant visa or Green Card themselves. Under U.S. immigration law, certain relationships are given priority for family-based visas. Immediate relatives of U.S. citizens are given the highest priority. Other relatives of U.S. citizens and immediate relatives of Green Card holders will be given lower priority, and they may experience wait times before they can receive visas.

If you wish to bring family members who fall into one of these categories to live with you permanently in the United States, we can help ensure that your petition is properly filed and that all necessary documents are submitted in a timely manner.

Immediate Relative Immigrant Visas

Immediate relative visas are for close relatives of U.S. citizens who wish to join them permanently in the United States. These visas have no annual numerical limitations, which means that as long as you meet the eligibility criteria, you do not have to wait for a visa number to become available.

The following categories of immediate relative immigrant visas may be available for certain family members:

  • IR-1 Visa: Spouses (including in same-sex marriages)
  • IR-2 Visa: Unmarried children under the age of 21
  • IR-3 Visa: Orphans adopted abroad by U.S. citizens
  • IR-4 Visa: Orphans adopted in the United States by U.S. citizens
  • IR-5 Visa: Parents of U.S. citizens who are at least 21 years old

Family Preference Immigrant Visas

Family preference visas may be available for some family members who do not qualify for immediate relative visas. These preference categories have annual numerical limits, which means that there may be a waiting period before a visa number becomes available.

Family preference immigrant visas include the following categories:

  • F1 Visa: Unmarried sons or daughters (over the age of 21) of U.S. citizens and their minor children
  • F2A Visa: Spouses or unmarried children under the age of 21 of lawful permanent residents
  • F2B Visa: Unmarried sons or daughters (over 21 years of age) of lawful permanent residents
  • F3 Visa: Married sons or daughters of U.S. citizens and their spouses and minor children
  • F4 Visa: Siblings of U.S. citizens and their spouses and minor children

Our Role as Your Immigration Attorneys

Navigating the intricate web of immigration laws can be daunting without the professional guidance of an experienced attorney. Our legal team is well-versed in family-based immigration, and we can help you understand the requirements you will need to meet when applying for visas or addressing other related issues. By working with our firm, you can make sure you will be able to effectively navigate the immigration process. We can help in the following ways:

  • Legal advice: We will assess your unique situation, determine the appropriate family-based visa category for your case, and guide you through each step of the application process.
  • Petition filing: Our experienced attorneys will prepare and file all necessary petitions on your behalf, ensuring accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Evidence gathering: We understand that solid evidence is the key to a successful immigration case. Our team will assist you in gathering relevant documents that demonstrate your family relationships and show that you will be able to support family members who come to the U.S.
  • RFE or denied case resolution: If your petition receives a Request for Evidence (RFE) or is denied, we have extensive experience handling these types of situations. We can help you compile additional documentation or present arguments to maximize your chances of success.

We pride ourselves on providing personalized attention to our clients. We stay abreast of the ever-changing immigration laws and regulations, ensuring that all legal concerns can be addressed correctly.

Contact Our Denton County Family-Based Immigration Attorneys

If you are considering bringing your loved ones to the United States through family-based immigration, it is critical to seek qualified legal counsel from an attorney who has experience in these types of cases. The dedicated team at John W. Lawit, LLC has decades of combined experience handling family-based visas and related concerns. To learn more about how we can help you successfully navigate the family-based immigration process, contact us today by calling 214-609-2242.

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