Getting legal permanent residency in the U.S. through family sponsorship is not always a straightforward process and going through it alone can be confusing. It is very important to know what paperwork to submit and if you should apply in the first place. Sometimes, applying for a family member to get legal permanent residency, especially if without status, does not only result with denial but also put the immigrant foreign national in deportation proceedings. When you work with Orange County immigration attorney Fady Eskandar, we will simplify the complex immigration laws and make you understand your options under the law.
At the Law Office of Fady Eskandar, we handle cases from start to finish, from the initial visa petition filing to consular processing.
There are two categories for family petitions. The first category is for “Immediate Relatives.” There’s no legal limit to the number of foreign national immigrants allowed entry to the United States under this type of visa
The second category of family members is the “Family Preference Immigrant” visa. These types of visas are capped in each category, according to the law.
Grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, and in-laws are unable to sponsor relatives for immigration purposes.
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) also recognizes adopted/step children, with some restrictions. A widow or widower of a U.S. citizen can also obtain permanent resident status in the United States.
If your application for a family-based visa has been denied, you have 30 days to appeal; if it has been revoked, you have 15 days to appeal. If an appeal before the Administrative Appeals Office or the Board of Immigration Appeals is denied, you have another 30 days to appeal that decision.
We work hard on every case, and it shows in our end results. Your success is our success.
We are committed to providing excellent service to our clients. We take a personal interest in every case. We respect and value you as a client, and will work hard to ensure that your immigration goals are met.
As your immigration lawyer, we always provide honest legal advice that is in your best interest, not ours. We are realistic about expectations and the chances of success.