CORONA VIRUS / COVID-19 ADVISORY

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.

AVISO DE CORONA VIRUS / COVID-19

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

How can I bring a relative to the USA?

If you are living in America and are a lawful permanent resident or citizen, one of the things you can do is sponsor an immediate family member to come to the United States. As a Green Card holder, you have the option to petition for specific members of your family to come to the United States, such as your spouse, unmarried child under the age of 21 and others.

Each of these family members falls into a different preference category. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services sorts out the preference categories as follows:

  • First preference is given to daughters and sons of citizens (21 and older) who have not yet married
  • Second preference is given to the spouses of all Green Card-holding immigrants as well as the unmarried children (under 21) of permanent residents
  • Second preference has another tier, 2B, which applies to adult sons and daughters of any age (who haven’t yet married) of permanent residents of the United States
  • Third preference is given to daughters and sons of U.S. citizens at any age
  • Finally, fourth preference is given to the siblings of any U.S. citizens

The visas for these categories are released on specific priority dates, so those who qualify will receive one so long as the I-130 form is filled out correctly and all necessary documentation was received and approved.

Are visas for family members limited?

Unlike some other forms of visas, immigrant visas for the immediate relatives of citizens are always available.

Other visas, such as family-sponsored preference visas, are limited to 226,000 new visas each year. Since there could be a high demand for visas, it’s important to apply as soon as possible to make sure that your family members can come to the country sooner rather than later.

Support can help this process go faster

If there is any issue with a visa application, it could be rejected. This will be costly and may mean your family member has to spend more time waiting to come to the U.S. Make sure you have all the legal support you need and a review of the documents you’re submitting before you apply, so you have a better chance at a quick approval.

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