Skilled Family-Based Immigration Lawyer

Turn to Steven of Swanson & Swanson in Los Angeles, California, when looking for a lawyer who specializes in family-based immigration. Whatever your reasons for migrating to US, he can help you.

US Citizens vs. Permanent Residents

Permanent residents can secure resident status on behalf of a spouse, children, or unmarried sons or daughters. However, US citizens can secure resident status on behalf of the following immediate family members:

• Spouse
• Son or Daughter
• Parents
• Siblings

Duration

Entitlement to immigrant status depends on various factors. Some of these include:

• Age
• Marital Status
• Nature of the Relationship to the US Citizen or Permanent Resident
• Status of the US Citizen Relative
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Alien Relatives vs. Immediate Relatives

Immediate relatives can immigrate as soon as the necessary petition and application for the immigrant Visa has been filed and approved. Alien relatives, who are spouses, parents, or children of US citizens, are entitled to immediate relative immigrant classification.


Preference Classification for Alien Relatives

All other alien relatives are entitled to preference immigrant classification. These include:

• F-1 (Unmarried Sons and Daughters of US Citizens)
• F-2A (Spouses and Unmarried Children of Permanent Residents)
• F-2B (Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Permanent Residents)
• F-3 (Married Sons and Daughters of US Citizens)
• F-4 (Brothers and Sisters of US Citizens)


Immigrant Visa Availability

US law limits the number of immigrant Visas available every year. This means that even if your Visa has been approved, you still may not get an immigrant Visa immediately.

Contact Steven Swanson in Los Angeles, California, when looking for a helpful family-based immigration attorney.