This category of visa is open to the relatives of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. Listed below are the categories of family members eligible to apply for a green card:
- First preference (F1): U.S. citizens’ unmarried sons or daughters who are over 21
- Second preference (F2A): Lawful permanent residents’ spouses and unmarried children under 21
- Second preference (F2B): Lawful permanent residents’ unmarried children over 21
- Third preference (F3): Married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens
- Fourth preference (F4): Siblings of United States citizens
If you are unsure about the family visa categories and eligibility requirements, you can reach out to Kansas City immigration lawyers for assistance.
Pay the Fees
At this stage, the U.S. citizen or sponsor has to pay various fees, including the fee for the l-130 form and the applicable visa fees. Our immigration lawyers help review the form properly filled and help them with any possible issue they may face.
Submitting Supportive Documents
At this stage sponsor and beneficiary have to provide essential documents like birth certificates, marriage certificates, and proof of financial documents. An immigration attorney help sponsor and beneficiary gather mandatory documents and check these are properly translated and authenticated if necessary.
At this stage, the beneficiary has to attend an interview at the U.S. embassy or consulate office in their home country. Our immigration lawyer helps beneficiaries understand what kind of question they should expect and help them prepare for interviews.
Wait For A Decision
After applying for the petitioning process, submitting documents and fees, and interviewing the beneficiary, the sponsor and beneficiary have to wait for the decision of their request.
If the petition is denied, our immigration attorney will help by reviewing the denial notice and evidence used to make the decision. They will help you identify the reasons for denying and guide you with the best action you need to take.