Family-based petitions, Marriage, Fiancé or other Qualifying Family Members

We have offices located in Westchester, White Plains and New York City. Our attorneys will help you with all your Immigration matters. Our Immigration lawyers can represent clients anywhere in the United States including New York, Connecticut and New Jersey as well as represent you in any area of Immigration and Nationality Law. Our immigration lawyers can help you obtain your residency (green card) administratively through USCIS (United States Citizen and Immigration Services), in a tribunal before an Immigration Judge, or in a foreign country through consular processing.

Our experienced Immigration lawyers will help with your family based petitions and marriage based adjustment of status. Our immigration attorneys will also help you and your family with any necessary waivers to overcome excludability issues that may arise during the process. It is important to have an experienced immigration lawyer that will protect you and your family’s rights while guiding you through the complicated immigration process.

United States Citizen Sponsorship

United States Citizens may petition and sponsor their spouses, unmarried children under the age of 21, parents, and fiancé. Stepchildren can also be included so long as the marriage occurred prior to the stepchild’s 18th birthday and the stepchild is under the age of 21. These petitions are considered to be Immediate Relative petitions and are not subject to a numerical limit and therefore these petitions will be adjudicated as they are received. If the beneficiaries (foreign alien spouse, children, or parent) are in the United States they must meet certain requirements before they are eligible to adjust status to that of a permanent resident (green card holder) through USCIS. If the beneficiaries are outside of the United States they must also meet certain requirements before they are eligible to obtain an immigrant visa or permanent residence (green card) through consular processing. Fiancé petitions can only be adjudicated in a foreign country through consular processing.

United States Citizens may also sponsor other qualifying family members but these petitions are subject to annual numerical limitations. United States Citizens may sponsor the following other family members:

  1. Unmarried sons and daughters (21 years of age or older)
  2. Married Sons and Daughters
  3. Brothers and Sisters

United States Permanent Resident Sponsorship

United States Permanent Residents may petition and sponsor their spouses and children but these petitions are subject to annual numerical limitations. The beneficiaries of these petitions must meet certain requirements before they are eligible to adjust status through USCIS or if they are proceeding in a foreign country through consular processing.

United States Permanent Residents (Green Card Holders) may sponsor the following family members:

  1. Spouse and minor children (under 21 year old)
  2. Unmarried (or married to a same sex spouse) sons and daughters (21 years of age or older)

Our experienced Immigration attorneys can help you keep your family together in the United States or reunite your family by bringing a loved one to the United States from a foreign country. Our Immigration lawyers will help your parents, spouse, children, and siblings to obtain their permanent residency (green card).

For guidance on immigration family based petitions, please contact our experienced attorneys that will help you through the entire process and answer all your questions. You may call or visit our Westchester, White Plains office or our New York City location.

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