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If you and your family are interested in coming to reside in the United States, there are a number of different options to explore. It is highly advisable that you consult with a Hollywood family immigration attorney to discuss which option may be most appropriate for you and your situation.

Under family immigration law, permanent residents and U.S. citizens can file a petition for a green card or visa for their family members who are currently abroad. The type of visa which you apply for may depend on the status of the individual who will be sponsoring the immigration as well as the age of the potential beneficiary.

At Garcia, Miranda & Gonzalez-Rua, P.A., we are highly experienced in family immigration and can effectively guide you. Contact us online or call (888) 340-8424 today. Se habla Español.

What is Family-Based Immigration?

Family-based immigration is for individuals who are currently living outside the United States and are seeking permanent residence in the U.S. through sponsorship by an immediate relative. The family member must be at least 21 years old and is a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent residence (green card holder).

Types of Family-Based Immigration Visas

There are two types of family-based visas -- immediate relative and family preference. Immediate relative visas are based on the relationship the foreign citizen has with the U.S. citizen or green card holder. This covers the spouse, child, or parents of the foreign citizen. Family preference visas cover more distant family relationships. There is a limit to the number of immigrants that may be granted admission to the U.S. each fiscal year through family preference visas.

Limits to Family-Based Immigration

There are limits when it comes to sponsoring a foreign citizen relative as a U.S. citizen and as a lawful permanent resident.

U.S. citizens may petition for their:

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Parent
  • Siblings

Lawful permanent residents may only petition for their:

  • Spouse
  • Unmarried son or daughter

How Do I Obtain a Family Visa?

Permanent residents of the United States may be able to sponsor their foreign spouse, family members, and their children. However, there may be a limitation on the number of individuals that a permanent resident can sponsor. A U.S. citizen can sponsor their children, parents, and their spouse, as well as their adult or married siblings.

Our knowledgeable and friendly Hollywood family immigration attorney will be able to explain this and more to you. At Garcia, Miranda & Gonzalez-Rua, P.A., we help clients throughout Southern Florida from our Hollywood and Miami offices.

A few options of family-based immigration that you may be able to pursue include:

  • K-1 visa: A U.S. citizen can bring his or her fiancé into the U.S. in order to get married.
  • K-2 visa: A U.S. citizen can bring their foreign fiancé’s children (21 or under) into the U.S.
  • K-3 visa: A U.S. citizen can bring their spouse into the U.S. to reside with them.

Guiding You Through the Immigration Process

The process of obtaining a visa through family immigration requires certain steps which can be complex without an attorney to assist you. The lawyers at our firm are extremely familiar with the various processes involved in obtaining a visa through family immigration law.

Call an immigration lawyer from our firm today in Hollywood at (888) 340-8424 or in Miami at (305) 676-8634 to schedule a consultation! Our services are available in Spanish.

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About Garcia, Miranda & Gonzalez-Rua, P.A.

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