Helping to Unite Families throughout California
Many people live lawfully in the United States when their close family members do not. Families often want to reunite and enjoy the benefits of living together in the U.S., though it is not always an easy process to do so. If you have questions or need assistance with this type of matter, contact a family immigration lawyer in California right away. The legal team at Ratner Molineaux, LLP, can assist you.
Family Immigration Options
If you are a U.S. citizen, you can file a petition to sponsor certain close family members to come live with you from their home country. Family members who might be eligible for visas include:
- Minor or adult children
Lawful permanent residents can also petition for spouses and children, but not other relatives.
First, you must petition for a family-related visa for your relative. This visa application involves substantial amounts of information, and a small error or omission can result in long delays or denials. There already might be a waiting period, and you do not want to cause unnecessary delays by not having the right legal assistance.
Once someone obtains a family-related visa, they might be eligible to apply for a green card and lawful permanent residency status. A green card comes with certain benefits that a visa does not provide, including providing a path to naturalization and citizenship.
Discuss Your Options with Our Family Immigration Lawyers in California
If you are a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident and you want certain close family members to join you, you should schedule a consultation with California’s premier immigration firm of Ratner Molineaux, LLP. Our family immigration attorneys have helped to reunite many people in the United States, and we can navigate the complex process for you.