Are you looking for information on how an immigrant visa could help reunite your family in the United States?
It is not uncommon for families or spouses to face separations due to immigration issues. When this happens, the goal is almost always to reunite the family as quickly as possible. If you are in this situation, you should explore whether an immigrant visa will be the best way to help your spouse or other family member immigrate to the United States.
Before you begin the immigrant visa process, you should first confirm that your family relationship meets the immigrant visa requirements. Many, but not all, family relationships qualify for family-based immigrant visas.
If you are a United States citizen, you can help the following family members get immigrant visas:
- Children (married or unmarried)
- Brothers and Sisters
If you are a permanent resident, you can help the following family members get immigrant visas:
- Unmarried Children
If you are interested in helping other family members immigrate, you should consult with an immigration lawyer to develop a plan that will allow you to provide as much immigration assistance as possible to your other family members. For example, if you are a permanent resident and want to help a parent immigrate, you may want to consider what options you have for becoming a citizen.
It is very important to make sure that you understand the entire immigrant visa process before you submit anything to the government. Some immigrant visa categories require waits of several years. You don’t want to spend years waiting only to find out that you made a mistake at the beginning of the process and will need to start over.