Chicago Family-Based Immigration Attorneys
Are You a U.S. Citizen or a Legal Permanent Resident? You can file for your family members.
Our family-based immigration attorneys can help you with petitioning for your family members so they can immigrate as quickly as possible.
If you are currently a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident of the United States, you have the right to file a visa petition for certain family members depending on your relationship to them and the type of visa they wish to obtain. Petitions for Immediate Relative Visas are given the highest priority and generally have no waiting time for quotas to be met.
Visas for immediate family members include (no quotas imposed and, thus, "immediately" available):
- - Spouses of U.S. Citizens
- - Parents of U.S. Citizen Sons and Daughters over 21 years of age
Other petitions, otherwise known as "Preference Petitions" include:
- - Unmarried Sons and Daughters (over 21) of U.S. Citizens;
- - Spouses and children (under 21) of Legal Permanent Residents;
- - Unmarried Sons or Daughters (over 21) of Legal Permanent Residents;
- - Married Sons or Daughters over 21 years of age of U.S. Citizens;
- - Brothers and Sisters of U.S. Citizens over 21 years of age.
- For these categories there are wait times due to the imposition of a quota; thus, Visa processing times for these family relationships will vary.
Chicago Immigration Advocates Law Offices is a full-service immigration law firm located in Chicago with over 30 years of experience with the USCIS in matters involving family, marriage, and fiance visas, in addition to:
- - Immigrant visas for permanent resident status
- - Green Cards - Adjustment of status to lawful permanent resident
- - K-1 fiance visas
- - Parole-in-Place - Available for spouses, children, and parents of United States military personnel
- - Immigration Benefits - Applications for Employment Authorization Documents, Advance Parole, Reentry Permits, and other benefits
- - Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence - A petition to remove your conditions on permanent resident status based on a joint filing for an existing marriage
- - Form I-751 hardship and abuse waivers - Waiving of the joint filing requirement based on a terminated marriage, abuse, or hardship
- - VAWA Petitions -Self-petitions for victims of domestic violence under the Violence Against Women Act
- - Form I-601 extreme hardship waivers - Waivers for grounds of inadmissibility including certain crimes, fraud or misrepresentation, and unlawful presence
- - Form I-601A - Provisional waivers of inadmissibility for unlawful presence
- - Form I-212 - Applications for permission to reapply for admission for those who were previously deported
- - Motions and appeals to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and other government agencies