Phoenix Family-Based Immigration Attorney
Passionate Legal Advocates Helping Reunite Families
At IBF Law Group, we understand the desire to bring family members to the United States and the legal hurdles that must be cleared to make this possible. Our family-based immigration lawyer in Phoenix helps U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and individuals with refugee status to obtain visas for their close family members. As immigrants ourselves, we have extensive knowledge of the immigration process and a strong desire to advocate for our clients and reunite families.
Determining Eligibility for Family Members
Your own status in the United States is the first factor in determining eligibility to bring family members to the United States. In most situations, you can help a family member come to the United States so long as you are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee or asylum status within the past two years. The next step is to consider your relationship with the person you want to sponsor.
As a U.S. citizen, you may petition to sponsor your:
- Unmarried children under the age of 21
- Married children or children over 21 years of age
The rules are different for permanent residents and refugees compared with U.S. citizens. A permanent resident or refugee may only petition for a spouse or unmarried children. The process is the same, but immediate relatives of U.S. citizens do not have to wait in line as others do to obtain a visa.
Get Advice for Your Situation
The family-based immigration system is complex, and the rules vary depending on your status and the relationship between you and the person you wish to sponsor. For this reason, it is important to speak to a knowledgeable attorney to get advice for your unique situation. We offer a consultation with our family-based immigration attorney in Phoenix, so you can get the advice you need.
Please contact us today at (602) 833-1110 for a consultation over the phone.