If you have a family member who you want to bring to the United
States, a family visa may be the right option for you. Family visas are a
great way to reunite with your loved ones and build a new life together
in the United States. However, the process of applying for a family
visa can be complex and time-consuming. That’s where Leon Law
Immigration can help.
The complex landscape of family visas requires more than just
knowledge; it demands an unwavering commitment, personalized attention,
and a profound understanding of individual client needs. Leon Law
Immigration stands unparalleled in this arena. With a dedicated team
that boasts of rich experience, we have consistently turned immigration
dreams into realities. Whether you’re at the beginning of the process or
somewhere in between, our comprehensive approach ensures that every
aspect, from initial consultation to the visa interview, is meticulously
We pride ourselves on making the journey smoother and less daunting
for our clients. Bringing families together is more than just our
profession; it’s our passion. Reach out today and experience the Leon
Law Immigration difference, as we pave the way to reunite you with your
loved ones in the United States.
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Understanding Family Visas
Family visas are a type of immigration visa that allows you to bring
your family members to the United States to live permanently. There are
several different types of family visas, each with its own eligibility
Immediate relatives: Immediate relatives are
spouses, unmarried children under the age of 21, and parents of U.S.
citizens. Immediate relatives are eligible to apply for a family visa
without waiting in line.
Family preference: Family preference visas are for
other family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents.
There are four family preference categories, each with its own waiting
First preference. Spouses and unmarried children under the age of 21 of lawful permanent residents.
Second preference. Unmarried sons and daughters of U.S. citizens over the age of 21.
Third preference. Married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens and their spouses and children.
Fourth preference. Unmarried siblings of U.S. citizens.
It’s essential to remember that while Immediate Relative Visas don’t
have annual caps, Family Preference Visas do. This can result in more
extended waiting periods for certain categories, depending on the demand
and the country of origin of the beneficiary.
Requirements for Family Visas
Navigating the Family Visa landscape requires understanding specific prerequisites:
Proof of Relationship: Applicants must provide conclusive evidence of their relationship with the U.S. sponsor, like birth or marriage certificates.
Financial Stability: The sponsoring U.S. citizen must demonstrate financial capability to support the incoming family member(s).
Affidavit of Support: A legally binding document from the sponsor guaranteeing financial support to the immigrant, ensuring they won’t rely on public funds.
Medical Examination: The foreign family member must undergo a medical examination and be vaccinated, ensuring they don’t pose a health risk.
Clean Criminal Record: The applicant shouldn’t have significant criminal records or prior immigration violations.
Time plays a critical role in the family visa application process, and here’s why:
- The waiting time for a family visa can be long.
- The number of family visas available each year is limited.
- The visa interview process can be time-consuming.
Don’t let delays hinder your path to familial unity. Act now, and secure a brighter, united future for your loved ones. Contact us today for consultation.