Family Based Immigration Lawyers in Raleigh
Reuniting Families in the U.S.
One of the most common paths to immigration in the United States is known as "family based immigration." If you have a family member who is willing to sponsor you, this option may be right for your situation.
First, your relative must file an I-130 Petition for Alien Relative on your behalf. This immigrant visa petition must then be approved by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Your sponsor must also be willing and able to financially support you - and he or she must demonstrate this willingness and ability by filling out an Affidavit of Support. After these steps have been completed, you will be free to apply for your immigrant visa.
Contact Gardner Gordon regarding an issue within the realm of family based immigration, including but not limited to the following:
- Adjustment of status
- Consular processing
- Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Am I Eligible to Apply for Family-Based Immigration?
A U.S. citizen may apply for "immediate relatives" to immigrate to the country. Immediate relatives are defined as including the parents, husbands, wives, and children of U.S. citizens.
Other relatives may apply but they will receive a lower priority. Their priority will be determined by their relationship to the U.S. citizen. For example, unmarried children who are over the age of 21 are "first preference" in this category. Additionally, the spouses and children of U.S. permanent residents may also apply for legal residency. They are considered "second preference."
Dedicated Immigration Representation in Raleigh
To learn more about family based immigration, contact Gardner Gordon. Our Raleigh immigration attorneys can help you understand your options at this time. With decades of collective experience and a reputation for skilled client advocacy, our attorneys are prepared to advance your rights and help you navigate the complex immigration system successfully.
Learn more when you call our office at (919) 355-5134 to schedule a legal case evaluation today.
High Quality Legal Representation
As a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the North Carolina State Bar, Attorney Gardner has a reputation for professionalism and elite representation.
Your Success Is Our Priority
Hiring a knowledgeable and passionate immigration attorney to represent your interests is one of the most important steps you can take. When you come to us, we will take a personal interest in your case because we genuinely care about your success.
Lead Attorney Gardner is a world traveler who speaks fluent Spanish; the entire Gardner Gordon support team is fluent in Spanish as well. Our attorney will personally handle each legal aspect of your case. We will help you obtain the sense of ease and peace of mind you deserve during this trying and difficult time.
We Educate Clients
We will review your case, inform you of your rights, and guide you in the path that best suits your needs. We will fully equip you to make informed decisions every step of the way. We will offer you the zealous advocacy and compassionate support you deserve.