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    Many people become permanent residents through family members. The United States promotes family unity and allows U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents to petition for certain relatives to come and live permanently in the United States. Our expert family immigration attorneys in Denver, CO, and Seattle, WA, can help with visa applications, green card petitions, adjustment of status, and more.

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    Who Can Sponsor a Family Member for Immigration to the U.S.?

    U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (Green Card holders) can sponsor certain family members for a visa that provides permanent residence, also known as a Green Card. U.S. citizens can sponsor their spouses, children, parents, and siblings. Lawful permanent residents can sponsor their spouses and unmarried children.

    Our immigration attorneys can guide you through the process of petitioning for a family member. We'll help you understand the eligibility requirements, gather the necessary documentation, complete the application forms accurately, and prepare for the immigration interview. We're committed to providing personalized, attentive service to each of our clients, and we'll be there to answer your questions and address your concerns every step of the way.

    Types of Family-Based Visas

    There are two main categories of family-based immigrant visas:

    • Immediate Relative Immigrant Visas (IR): These visas are for close family relationships with a U.S. citizen, such as spouses, unmarried children under the age of 21, and parents. There is no limit to the number of these visas that can be issued each year.
    • Family Preference Immigrant Visas (F): These visas are for specific, more distant family relationships with a U.S. citizen and some relationships with a Lawful Permanent Resident. There are annual limits to the number of these visas that can be issued each year.
    Each category has its own requirements and procedures, and the waiting times can vary significantly. Our team can help you understand the differences between these categories and determine the best path for your family.
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    Our green card lawyers can walk you through the process and help you file petitions for your family members:

    Family Member of a Permanent Resident:
    Family Member of a U.S. Citizen:
    The “family preference category” includes:
    Family-Based Preference Categories:
    Through Special Categories of Family:


    Once an individual's priority date is current, the next step in obtaining a green card is either adjustment of status or consular processing. Adjustment of status is when a person applies for a green card from within the United States with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Generally, an individual cannot apply for a green card from within the U.S. unless they entered the country legally or qualify under a special law found at INA Section 245(i). If an individual cannot apply within the US, they may be required to consular process in their home country.

    At our firm, we specialize in preparing applications for adjustment of status and consular processing. To learn more about the filing process, forms, and fees, please contact us to speak with a team member.

    Why Choose Novo Legal Group for Your Family Immigration Needs?

    At Novo Legal Group, we offer exceptional quality of service, take on complicated cases, and find options where others have failed. We have an exceptional win rate and offer our services at a cost that makes legal representation accessible to disadvantaged communities. We're not just your attorneys - we're your advocates, your advisors, and your partners in this journey. Our immigration attorneys are experiencedin family-based immigration and dedicated to helping our clients achieve their American dream.

    We believe that every case is unique, and we take the time to understand our clients' individual circumstances and goals. We use a strategic approach to navigate the complexities of U.S. immigration law, and we're always up to date with the latest changes and developments in the field. We're proud of our track record of success and the positive impact we've had on the lives of our clients and their families.

    Our team is multicultural and multilingual, and we're committed to serving diverse communities. We understand the challenges and obstacles that immigrants face, and we're here to help you overcome them. We believe in the American dream, and we're here to help you make it a reality.

    Ready to start your family immigration process? Book a consultation with our team today. We're looking forward to working with you and helping you reunite your family.

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    As experienced family immigration attorneys, we are dedicated to helping you with relative visa petitions, residency applications, and other immigration services in Denver, CO, and Seattle, WA.