We have extensive experience representing clients in petitioning for their family members’ immigration status before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and other agencies involved, such as the Immigration Court and consular posts.
Applying for status based on a family member involves several steps. First, the U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident petitions for their family member by filing an I-130 Petition for Alien Relative with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. U.S. citizens may file for their spouse, children, parents, and siblings, while lawful permanent residents may file for their spouse and unmarried children. Upon approval of the I-130 petition, the family member will then file for permanent resident status either from within the U.S., or at a consular post abroad, depending on their circumstances. In some categories, the family member can file for permanent resident status concurrently with the I-130 petition.
We can assist with all family-based filings, as well as with I-751 Petitions to Remove Conditions on Residence (for those initially granted only a two-year conditional permanent resident card). We regularly appear for interviews on such matters before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and understand what the agency is looking for in order to approve such cases.
Who Should Apply
- U.S. citizens looking to file for their spouse, children, parents, or sibling
- Lawful permanent residents looking to file for their spouse, or unmarried children