Due to the health risks posed by the Corona Virus tragedy, our office is following the directives of the governor of California in order to minimize the risks to our staff, our clients and our community. Our office will continue to operate fully, as it has thus far, observing our normal schedule, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We will continue to schedule appointments to meet with clients and will do this via ZOOM or Telephone only.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with any of our lawyers or staff members, please do so by calling our office at 619-291-1112. You can also contact us via e-mail at [email protected]

Thank you for your understanding.


Debido a los riesgos para la salud planteados por la tragedia del Virus Corona, nuestra oficina está siguiendo las directivas del gobernador de California para minimizar los riesgos para nuestro personal, nuestros clientes y nuestra comunidad. Nuestra oficina seguirá funcionando a pleno, como lo ha hecho hasta ahora, cumpliendo con nuestro horario habitual, de lunes a viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 5:30 p.m. Continuaremos programando citas para reunirnos con los clientes y lo haremos solo a través de ZOOM o por teléfono.

Si desea programar una cita con alguno de nuestros abogados o miembros del personal, hágalo llamando a nuestra oficina al 619-291-1112. También puede contactarnos por correo electrónico a [email protected]

Gracias por su comprensión.

Resolving Immigration ProblemsIn An Honest & Responsible Manner

Sorting out who in your family qualifies for preference immigrant visas

There’s nothing like having your family close to you. One of the great benefits in becoming a U.S. permanent resident or citizen is that it can give your loved ones a preferred status for coming here.

You may want to familiarize yourself with the different types of “F” visas. It’s one of many types of family visas that U.S. immigration officials issue. The F class visa, also known as the preference immigrant visa, may entitle you to bring your spouse, siblings and children, whether they’re married or single, minors or adults.

How do immigration officials prioritize who they allow to come to the U.S.?

Immigration officials prioritize applications for this preference immigrant (F class) visa based on their degree of relationship with a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

U.S. citizens who have unmarried children age 21 or over qualify for the highest priority tier for the F visa, called F1.

The second-highest qualification level for this visa applies to permanent residents. Their spouse or unmarried children under age 21 may qualify for the F2A visa. A permanent resident’s unmarried sons and daughters who are 21 or over may qualify for the F2B visa.

Any married children that a U.S. citizen has may be eligible for the third-highest priority status of the preference immigrant visa, F3, no matter what their age is.

The lowest priority status for this preference immigrant family visa, F4, belongs to a U.S. citizen’s adult siblings.

The family preference visa isn’t the only option for bringing your family to the United States

Given the preference classifications above, not every family is covered. You may want to bring your parents, a fiance or many distant relatives.

A loved one who does fit into one of the categories above isn’t guaranteed to receive this visa. They would just receive a preference processing if they met all of the other requirements to immigrate to the U.S. A family-based immigration attorney will want to know more about your family members and their intentions for coming here before outlining which visa option may be best for them to pursue.


We are open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

For our clients’ convenience we offer English and Spanish speaking services.