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Family Based Immigrant Visa

Immigration Lawyer in Austin, Texas

One of the most common ways to immigrate to the United States is via a family sponsor. This family sponsor can either be a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident.

There are four preference categories for limited family-based immigration:

  1. First Preference: Unmarried children over the age of 21 of U.S. citizens.
  2. Second Preference: Spouses of lawful permanent residents, their unmarried children under the age of 21, and unmarried children under the age of 21 of lawful permanent residents.
  3. Third Preference: Married children of U.S. citizens.
  4. Fourth Preference: Siblings of adult U.S. citizens.

The relative, either a U.S. Citizen or a LPR, first submits an immigrant visa petition, along with evidentiary support of the relationship with you.

Sablatura Williams PLLC can Facilitate the Immigration Process

Once the petition is approved, the U.S. Department of State will determine whether a visa number is available for you. When your number is available, then the alien applies for their visa. The sponsor should be prepared to demonstrate family relations as well as financial support.

The attorneys and staff of Sablatura Williams PLLC would be more than happy to assist you through this process, advocate your interests to the USCIS, and do what we can to bring you lawfully to the U.S.

Please contact us for more information in Williamson, Travis or Hayes County, or Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, Pflugerville, Leander, Buda or Kyle, Texas.