People who are naturalized citizens and lawful permanent residents might choose to bring their family members to live with them in the United States. Family-based immigration is a program that allows you to do this as long as the person meets specific requirements set forth by the United States government. If you are in this position, you need to ensure you do things properly.

We know that you might have some questions about what you need to do and what the process entails. We can help you get the answers you need so that you can get your family member to the States to live with you.

One thing to remember in these cases is that you will have to sponsor the person for them to be able to come here. This is necessary to prevent people who want to immigrate from claiming they have family here when they really don’t. With you as their sponsor, your loved one will have a better chance of being able to emigrate. Many immediate family members are placed in a preferred category.

As you embark upon the process, you must be prepared to hurry up and wait. There are often considerable waiting periods to hear back about immigration petitions, but you must get any documentation and other items turned in as soon as possible. The deadlines on these matters are strict and can’t be bypassed for any reason.

We are here to help you through the process. We will represent your interests so that you can focus on trying to continue to build the best life possible here.