If you’re moving to Boston or any other part of the United States, you probably want to have your family move with you. A common situation is when someone obtains a visa to pursue a work opportunity in the country. The next logical step is to bring family members along.
But, if you have already gone through employment-based immigration, you know the process can be difficult. There are several things to consider along with the complex procedures.
Boston-based Nomos Law Group has experienced lawyers who can advise you about family-based immigration. And it starts with identifying what category you need to apply for.
The first main category for family-based immigration is Immediate Relatives. That category refers to your:
The second category is Family Preference, and it includes:
The specific requirements will depend on your category and individual situation. Generally, it starts with filing a petition with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS. The petition establishes the relationship between the two parties and determines why they will immigrate.
The applicant will need to have:
Applicants will also need to attend an interview with the U.S. Embassy or consulate to determine their eligibility.
The most common question applicants ask our Boston family-based immigration lawyers is how long does the process take? It would depend on all the different factors in the application. There is no set time when the visa gets issued from the initial application. It can take a long time, especially for the Family Preference category, since there is only a limited number of visas released every year.
While the family-based immigration visa is pending with the USCIS, the applicant cannot travel to the United States or work in the country under different immigration provisions. There are exemptions, but generally, they have to wait in their home country while waiting for the decision.
Applicants who have prior criminal convictions can get denied, even if they have all the proper requirements.
You can avoid the common issues by consulting with our Boston family-based immigration lawyers. Do not hesitate to contact the Nomos Law Group if you have any questions regarding your immigration plans.
A U.S. citizen can petition to bring their fiancé into the country using a K-1 visa. That is a nonimmigrant visa, meaning it is not a permanent way to stay in the country yet.
Once granted, you have 90 days to get married, or else the fiancé will have to leave the country.
Eligible children can be applied by the U.S. citizen under the K-2 visa. Each child will need a separate application.
At the Nomos Law Group, we have the collective experience of helping people with their family-based immigration. The entire process can be tedious and we know that. We provide the right guidance and help set your expectations.
We will be there every step of the way. If you do not understand any part of the process, we can explain it to you. If you need help with your requirements and applications, we can assist with those too.
Do not hesitate to contact us for your family-based immigration requirements.
Nomos Law Group LLC is a law firm that focuses on immigration law, with commitment, dedication, compassion and responsibility.
Our mission is to help individuals, families and businesses with the following immigration solutions for: family migration, asylum, citizenship and naturalization, work-based green card, temporary work visas, deportation and removal advocacy, visa change, visas students and visitors, and all other issues related to immigration.
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