If you are separated from your family by oceans or international borders, you may be desperate to reunite them. It is hard being apart from the ones you love; sometimes, the practical, financial, and legal barriers to reuniting in one place can seem insurmountable. However, the experienced immigration attorneys at the Sverdloff Law Group in Chicago, Illinois, can help you pursue immigration options to unite your family here in the United States.
Family immigration is a branch of immigration law designed to unite families that have been separated due to differing nationalities. If you are a United States citizen or permanent resident (i.e., green card holder) and your fiance, spouse, children, or parents are located in another country, you may utilize various visas in order to sponsor them so that they can legally come to and remain in the United States. To do this, you must submit Form I-130, a petition for an alien relative. Our lawyers can help you ensure that your petition is complete and accurate so that your family can be reunited as quickly as possible.
The type of visas you are eligible to apply for and the relatives you can sponsor vary based on whether you are a United States citizen or permanent resident. U.S. citizens generally have greater breadth in their ability to sponsor family members. U.S. citizens also receive an unlimited number of visas for their family members each year. In contrast, there are only a limited number of visas available for the family members of permanent residents. This means that the visa application process for green-card holders is highly competitive. It is also high-stakes in the sense that an incomplete application or simple error could cost you your shot. For this reason, it is especially critical for permanent residents seeking visas for family members to work with an experienced immigration attorney. Of course, anyone applying for a visa for an alien relative would benefit from the guidance and assistance of an immigration attorney.
The immigration process for alien relatives can be complicated and difficult to understand. A single error or mistake can result in costly and lengthy delays that can seriously hinder the process. An attorney will ensure that your application is complete and error-free and will keep your application on track, and your lawyer will fight for a positive outcome in your case.
If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is ready to unite your family here in the United States, the compassionate and experienced family immigration attorneys at the Sverdloff Law Group will help you navigate the immigration process. Contact the attorneys at the Sverdloff Law Group, serving Illinois and Southern Wisconsin, today. We have Russian- and Ukrainian-speaking staff ready to meet your legal needs. Give us a call to schedule a consultation today.