Family-based permanent residence
U.S. immigration law allows certain foreign citizens who are family members of a U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident to obtain a Green Card.
The closer your family relationship is, the more rights you will have under U.S. immigration law.
Apply at DUQUE IMMIGRATION LAW, for a personal assessment of your family-based permanent residence case and we will help you determine if you are eligible by reviewing your eligibility requirements before applying for a green card. After determining this, we will begin the process by filing the Alien Relative Petition, where the relationship between you and your relative is established.
A U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident can apply for:
- F2A: Spouse and unmarried children (under age 21) of a permanent resident.
- F2B: Unmarried children 21 years of age or older of a permanent resident.
A U.S. citizen may apply:
- 21-year-old (or older) unmarried children of a U.S. citizen.
- Married children of a U.S. citizen, extending the application to the spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21.
- Siblings of a U.S. citizen, extending the application to spouse and children under 21 years of age who are unmarried.
The timing of each process depends on each specific case and on the right advice from an experienced immigration attorney. A mistake in the petition may cause the process to take much longer and may even lead to the denial of the residence for your family member.
If you want to file a family-based residence petition to benefit one of your foreign relatives and you are looking for legal assistance, you can consult your case with our team of immigration attorneys.