Family Based Immigration

Phoenix Family-Based Immigration Attorney

Passionate Legal Advocates Reuniting Families in Arizona

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 Phoenix family-based immigration lawyers help U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and individuals with refugee status in Phoenix and Albuquerque 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.

Have questions about family-based immigration? Call (602) 833-1110 or contact us online for a family immigration lawyer near you! We'll give you answers!

Types of Family Immigration Visas

Family-based immigration visas are designed to reunite family members with their relatives who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents. There are several different types of family-based immigration visas, including:

Immediate Relative Immigrant Visas: These visas are for the immediate relatives of U.S. citizens, including spouses, unmarried children under 21 years old, parents (if the petitioner is 21 years old or older), and orphaned children adopted abroad by U.S. citizens.

Family Preference Immigrant Visas: These visas are for more distant family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, including:

  • F1: Unmarried sons and daughters of U.S. citizens and their minor children.
  • F2A: Spouses and unmarried children (under 21 years old) of lawful permanent residents.
  • F2B: Unmarried sons and daughters (21 years old or older) of lawful permanent residents.
  • F3: Married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens and their spouses and minor children.
  • F4: Siblings of adult U.S. citizens and their spouses and minor children.

K-1 Fiance(e) Visa: This visa allows the foreign fiance(e) of a U.S. citizen to enter the United States for the purpose of getting married. After marriage, the foreign spouse can apply for adjustment of status to become a lawful permanent resident.

K-3 Spouse Visa: This visa is for the foreign spouse of a U.S. citizen who is waiting for an immigrant visa abroad. It allows the spouse to enter the United States while waiting for the immigrant visa process to be completed.

V Visa: This visa is available to the spouses and children of lawful permanent residents who have been waiting for an immigrant visa for more than three years. It allows them to enter the United States and live and work while waiting for their immigrant visa to become available.

Each type of family-based immigration visa has specific eligibility criteria and requirements. It's essential to consult with an experienced Phoenix family immigration attorney to determine the best visa option for your individual circumstances

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:

  • Fiancé
  • Spouse
  • Unmarried children under the age of 21
  • Married children or children over 21 years of age
  • Parents
  • Siblings

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 From Experienced Immigration Lawyers

The U.S. 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 with a Phoenix family immigration lawyer. We help individuals and families in Arizona and New Mexico.

Family Immigration FAQ

What types of family immigration cases does IBF Law Group handle?

At IBF Law Group, we handle a wide range of family immigration cases, including but not limited to marriage-based visas, fiance visas, adjustment of status, family sponsorship, petitions for relatives, and more. Whether you're seeking to reunite with a spouse, child, parent, or other family member, our experienced immigration attorney can assist you.

How long does the family immigration process take?

The timeline for family immigration cases can vary depending on factors such as the type of visa being sought, the current backlog of applications, and the specific circumstances of the case. Our attorney will provide you with a realistic timeline based on your individual situation and guide you through each step of the process.

Can I appeal a denied family immigration application?

Yes, if your family immigration application is denied, you may have the option to appeal the decision. Our attorney can review the reasons for the denial, assess your options for appeal, and represent you throughout the appeals process to seek a favorable outcome.

Do I need an attorney for my family immigration case?

While it's possible to navigate the family immigration process without legal representation, having an experienced attorney on your side can greatly increase your chances of success. Our attorney can help you understand your rights, navigate complex immigration laws and regulations, and advocate for your best interests throughout your case.

How much does it cost to hire a family immigration lawyer?

The cost of hiring a family immigration lawyer can vary depending on factors such as the complexity of your case, the services needed, and the attorney's fee structure. At IBF Law Group, we offer competitive rates and transparent pricing for our legal services. During your consultation, our attorney will discuss the costs associated with your case and any payment options available to you.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Multilingual Services
    We can help you no matter what language you speak. Our firm will hire an interpreter to help with your case until it has been resolved.
  • Easy Online Process
    IBF makes it easy for you!  All documentation is done online to help simplify the registration process.
  • Immigrant First, Lawyer Second
    Our founding attorney, Sheree, has been through the immigration process herself.
  • Delivers Results
    With first-hand experience going through the immigration process, Attorney Wright is dedicated to obtaining the best possible results for her clients.
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