Immigration Attorney Serving Broward County & Miami-Dade County
You can obtain a permanent resident status in the United States, commonly known as a green card, through family, marriage, employment, political asylum, or other means. This green card will allow you to live and work legally in this country. It will also allow you to travel in and out of the country. The process of obtaining a green card can be very competitive as the number of registration cards issued by the government each year is limited.
If you’re looking to become a permanent resident in the United States,
call The Law Offices of Jonny Kousa, P.L. to discuss your options.
There are different ways in which families can come to reside in the United States:
Who Qualifies for a Family Visa?
United States citizen or a Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) may be able to
sponsor his or her family members for visas. There are two categories
of Family-Based Immigration Visas:
Immediate Relative Immigrant Visas: A U.S. citizen can sponsor the following immediate close relatives for a Family-based Immigration Visa:
1. Spouse (IR1);
2. Unmarried child under 21 years of age (IR2);
3. Foreign orphan adopted abroad (IR3);
4. Foreign orphan to be adopted in the U.S. (IR4); and
5. Parent of a U.S. citizen who is at least 21 years of age (IR5).
Family Preference Immigrant Visas: This type of visas allows a U.S. Citizen
or a Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) to sponsor more distant relatives.
The family preference categories are:
1. Family First Preference (F1): Unmarried children of U.S. citizens, and their children;
2. Family Second Preference (F2): Spouses, minor children, unmarried children (age 21 and over), of LPRs;
3. Family Third Preference (F3): Married children of U.S. citizens, and their spouses and minor children;
4. Family Fourth Preference (F4): Siblings of U.S. citizens, and their spouses and minor children, provided that the U.S. citizens are age 21 and over.
A U.S. citizen may bring his or her foreign citizen fiancé(e) to the United States with a non-immigrant (K-1) visa. The marriage must take place within 90 days form the day the foreign born fiancé(e) arrives in the U.S; otherwise, the K-1 visa will automatically expire and the foreign citizen could face possible deportation or other legal consequences. Once the parties are married within 90 days, then the foreign citizen will apply for adjustment of status to a Legal Permanent Resident (LPR).
Broward County Immigration Lawyer
If you want to sponsor a relative for a family visa, a Broward County Immigration Lawyer in Coconut Creek is here to help. Call The Law Offices of Jonny Kousa, P.L. at (954) 626-8071. Whether you live in West Palm Beach, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Hollywood, or Miami Beach, we have an office location close to you. Our firm serves all counties in South Florida, including Palm Beach County, Broward County, and Miami-Dade County.
Contact us today for a FREE consultation.