Family Immigration Lawyer in Santa Ana
Reuniting Families in the U.S., Serving Orange County
Are you searching for a way to bring your loved ones to the U.S.? As a lawful permanent resident or citizen of the United States, you have the right to sponsor qualifying family members for a temporary or permanent visa.
At the Law Offices of Sholeh Iravantchi, we understand how important it is to be with your loved ones. Our Santa Ana family immigration attorney can help you take the necessary steps to bring your family members to the United States.
Family-Based Immigrant Visas
U.S. immigration law offers two family-based immigrant visa categories: immediate relative immigrant visas and family preference immigrant visas.
Immediate relative visas are specifically for individuals who have a close family relationship with a U.S. citizen. There is no limit on how many of these visas are granted each year.
The various types of immediate relative visas, listed according to priority, include:
- IR-1: Spouses
- IR-2: Unmarried children under 21 years of age
- IR-3: An orphan who was adopted
- IR-4: An orphan who is in the process of being adopted
- IR-5: A parent of a U.S. citizen that is a minimum of 21 years old
Family preference visas are for persons who are more distantly related to a U.S. citizen, or who have a relationship with a lawful permanent resident. The government only grants a certain number of these family-based visas per year.
The family preference visa categories include:
- Family first preference: For unmarried children of United States citizens and minor dependents
- Family second preference: For spouses, minor children, and unmarried children (over 21 years old) of lawful permanent residents
- Family third preference: For children of U.S citizens who are married, and their spouses and minor children
- Family fourth preference: For siblings, their spouses, and minors of United States citizens who are 21 years or older
Processing Times for Family Immigration Matters
The USCIS processes petition on a first come, first serve basis. The sooner your sponsor submits your forms the faster the process can be. Typically, a I-130 filed by a sponsor can take between 6 to 12 months or more in some instances to be processes.
Receive the Care & Attention You Deserve
Our Santa Ana family immigration attorney takes a personalized approach to help our clients navigate the immigration process. During your initial consultation, we can help you explore your family-based visa options and provide clarity on your situation so that you can make an informed decision about how to proceed.
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