A citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States may petition for his or her family to immigrate to the U.S. The family relationships subject to immigration benefits encompass both immediate relatives and non-immediate relatives and include spouses, parents, children, and siblings.
If you are in need of family immigration assistance in Palo Alto and the surrounding communities of Mountain View, Los Altos, Sunnyvale, and San Jose, California, we can help.
The Immigration and Nationality Act defines the family relationships to include:
Immediate family (Spouse, Unmarried Children under 21 years old, and Parents of U.S. citizens)
Other family relationships (Married Children, Children over 21-year-old, Siblings)
Benefits available to U.S. citizens and to lawful permanent residents are different, for instance:
1. While U.S. citizens may petition for their spouses, fiances, unmarried children, married children, siblings, and parents, lawful permanent residents may only petition for their spouses and unmarried children.
2. For U.S. citizen-petitioned immediate relatives (spouses, unmarried children under 21, and parents) there is no limit in the number of visas that may be issued in any given year whereas lawful permanent residents’ spouses and children are subject to limited allocation of visas each year.
Green card petitions for family members
Removal of Conditions Naturalization
We proudly serve clients in Palo Alto and the surrounding communities of Mountain View, Los Altos, Sunnyvale, and San Jose, California.