Fairfax Family-Based Immigration Attorneys
Helping Spouses, Fiancés & Other Family Members Obtain a Visa in Virginia
Immigrants are vital forces for the Commonwealth of Virginia. According to the American Immigration Council, they account for 13% of the state population and provide significant contributions to Virginia’s diverse community.
At The Law Firm of Shihab & Associates, we are proud to help with the family-based visas for your spouse, fiancé, and other family members!
You may benefit by having a skilled professional provide legal counsel to support you throughout the complex immigration process. Our attorneys can assist you in multiples ways:
- Discuss what options are available to you
- Help you complete and file the application
- Keep clear and timely communication for updates about your case
- Protect your best interests during the whole process
U.S. immigration law allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (green card holders) to sponsor specific relatives for family-based immigrant or nonimmigrant visas.
Call our Fairfax team today at (800) 625-3404 or complete our online contact form to schedule a consultation to get started on your case!
If you are a foreign national and want to permanently live and work in the United States, you must apply for permanent residency. A family-based immigrant visa is one of your options and requires a family member who is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident to sponsor you. If you hope to become a U.S. citizen, permanent residence is a mandatory step to apply for naturalization.
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) allows U.S. citizens and green card holders to sponsor certain relatives depending on the sponsor’s legal status and the family relation to the intending immigrant. Lawful permanent residents can only sponsor a spouse, unmarried children under 21, and/or an unmarried adult son or daughter of any age.
Requirements to Apply for a Family-Based Immigrant Visa
- Your sponsoring relative must properly fill out and file the I-130 Petition for Alien Relative.
- The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) must approve this petition.
- Your sponsoring relative must complete, sign, and submit an Affidavit of Support to prove he/she has sufficient resources to support you, the intending immigrant.
Family-Based Nonimmigrant Visas
U.S. citizens also have the option to petition for a family-based nonimmigrant visa for their fiancés, spouses, and other relatives. These visas include the K-1, also known as “fiancé visa,” and allow your sponsored relative to continue his/her immigration process in the U.S.
Types of Family-Based Nonimmigrant Visas
- K-1 visa for fiancés
- K-2 visa for children of fiancés
- K-3 visa for spouses
- K-4 visa for children of spouses
Deportation Defense Attorneys
If you or a loved one is dealing with a deportation situation, including a notice from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), we can help you. Our immigration law firm in Fairfax has extensive experience with removal cases and we will work with you to find the best options to build your defense.
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No matter what type of family-based immigration visa you are interested in, let The Law Firm of Shihab & Associates help you accomplish your goals. We are committed to providing you with timely, responsive, and affordable legal representation throughout the immigration process.
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