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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.

To learn more about family-based visas, contact our experienced immigration lawyer at (714) 619-9303 today.

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.

Contact the Law Offices of Sholeh Iravantchi today at (714) 619-9303 to schedule your free case evaluation.

Meet The Team

An Aggressive Attorney that Cares
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    Sholeh Iravantchi


    Sholeh Iravantchi is an experienced and knowledgeable attorney practicing criminal defense and immigration law throughout Southern California. Currently practicing out of her main office in Santa Ana, Sholeh Iravantchi is well known throughout the Southern California courts in Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Riverside counties. Before working for the public defender's office, Ms. Iravantchi worked to represent the rights of numerous children and young adults in the arena of special ...
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    Tiffany Hernandez

    Office Assistant

    Tiffany Hernandez is a first-generation U.S citizen and a proud child of two Mexican immigrants who came to this country to provide a better life for themselves. In our office, we are passionate about representing our clients. We are immigrants representing immigrants. Yo soy Tiffany Hernandez, Soy primera generacion ciudadana de los Estados Unidos. Soy orgulosa de ser hija de dos inmirantes mexicanos que vinieron a luchar para una mejor vida. En nuestra officina nos apasiona respresentar a ...

Case Results

Results That Speak for Themselves
  • People vs. A Dismissed

    Two (2) counts of violating California Health & Safety Code Sections 11377(a) [Possession of a Controlled Substance] and 11364.1(a) [Possession of Drug Paraphernalia].

  • People vs. C. Negotiated

    Four (4) felony counts of fraud. (Community Service)

  • People vs. E. Vacated

    One (1) felony conviction.  (Conviction Removed)

  • People vs. J. Dismissed

    Two (2) counts of violating California Penal Code Section 459 [Burglary].

  • People vs. L. I. Dismissed

    One (1) misdemeanor charge of violating California Penal Code Section 243 [Battery].

  • People vs. L. N. Dismissed

    One (1) count of violating California Penal Code Section 288 [Lewd or Lascivious Acts with a Child].

  • People vs. M. No Charges Filed

    California Penal Code Section 518 [Extortion]. One (1) count of violating

  • People vs. M. I. Dismissed

    One (1) count of violating California Penal Code Section 484 [Petty theft].

  • People vs. M. R. Dismissed

    One (1) count of violating California Penal Code Section 311.11 [Possession of Child Pornography].

  • People vs. N. M. Dismissed

    One (1) count of violating California Penal Code Section 518 [Extortion].


Why Choose Us?

How We Set Ourselves Apart
  • Criminal Defense Attorney who Focuses on Immigration
  • Work Directly With the Attorney Who Is Ready to Fight for You
  • Saturday Appointments Available
  • Available After Hours for Emergencies
  • English & Spanish Services Available
  • Free Initial Consultations

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