Family-Based Immigration Services Immigrating to the U.S. Through Relatives

Immigration Through a Parent, Child or Sibling

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Are you a parent, sibling, spouse, or adopted child of a United States citizen? If so, you may be eligible for special consideration and priority treatment when applying for a US immigrant visa or permanent legal residency. At American Immigration Law Office LTD, our US immigration lawyer in London has helped countless immediate family members of US citizens navigate through the immigration process with ease. With state-of-the-art technology, custom-tailored legal solutions, and an unshakable dedication to preserving your best interests, our team can eliminate the guesswork of the immigration process and maximize your chances of achieving the results you need.

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Who Is Considered an “Immediate Relative?”

“Immediate Relatives” consist of very close family members of US citizens. If a foreigner is an immediate relative of a US citizen, he or she is not subject to numerical limits and therefore will immigrate quicker to the US. Immediate relative visas can be issued to:

  • IR-1: Spouse of a U.S. citizen
  • IR-2: Unmarried Child Under 21 Years of Age of a U.S. citizen
  • IR-3: Orphan adopted abroad by a U.S. citizen
  • IR-4: Orphan to be adopted in the U.S. by a U.S. citizen
  • IR-5: Parent of a U.S. citizen who is at least 21 years old

The exact process of receiving a green card or immigrant visa will vary depending on the exact set of facts, including whether or not the applying person is inside or outside the United States, though it will usually involve the US citizen relative submitting a Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). It is important to keep in mind, however, that an immediate relative child of a US citizen may lose their preferential status and will no longer have a visa immediately available upon turning 21 years of age. This age may sometimes be “frozen” under the Child Status Protection Act if the US citizen parent files Form I-130 prior to the child’s 21st birthday. Likewise, children under 21 who marry may no longer be considered an immediate relative and will instead be considered a “third preference” category applicant.

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Although seeking a visa through an immediate relative may be easier than other means, it is by no means guaranteed. In many cases, a person’s chances of success will be directly dependent upon the quality of the legal representation by their side. At American Immigration Law Office LTD, our attorneys have spent years helping UK residents find their way through family-based immigration matters and can provide the edge you need. Through education and one-on-one attention, our team can provide the powerful support you need to ensure your wellbeing is guarded.

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