Every year, thousands of people immigrate into the United States in search of a brighter future for themselves and their families. However, given the immigration restrictions and circumstances surrounding current immigration rules and regulations, many families see themselves separated, often for years. At Mercer Law, we strive to help our clients keep their families together in their journey to achieving the American Dream.
Family visas are those available exclusively to immediate relatives of a United States citizen. These relatives include spouses, parents, or children. Assuming you meet specific legal requirements, you may file an I-485 form that enables said relative to apply for a Green Card without leaving the country.
The K-1 visas, or fiancé visas, enable a United States citizen to claim an engaged partner and allow them to enter the United States. The caveat with this option is that the couple must get married within 90 days of both partners being in the country. Once married, the partner may apply for permanent residence based on their marital status. This process can take anywhere between 10 and 13 months.
The immigration system is challenging to navigate. There are countless forms and extensive document requirements that can substantially delay the process if not done correctly. An attorney can ensure that you are appropriately represented and that you complete the process effectively.
At Mercer Law, we offer personalized legal assistance for those seeking to keep their families together in the United States. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!