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Daytona Beach Family-Based Immigration Attorney

Helping You Bring Your Family Members into the U.S.

Are you hoping to reunite with a loved one who is living overseas, or do you want to explore the possibility of obtaining lawful status for a loved one who is already residing in the United States?

Look no further. We have nearly 50 years of combined experience in all areas of immigration law and we have helped thousands of clients immigrate through the family-based process.

Have questions? Contact us to schedule your consultation today.

Requirements for Family Immigration Petitions

The first step in the family-based immigration process is petitioning for a loved one. If you are a U.S. citizen, you can petition for your spouse or fiancé, parents, minor children, adult children (married or unmarried), and siblings. If you are a lawful permanent resident, you can petition for your spouse, minor children, and unmarried adult children.

Depending on whether you are a lawful permanent resident or a U.S. citizen, and depending on which relative you petitioned for, there may be a wait for a “visa number” to become available to your relative. In addition, your relative may need a waiver of inadmissibility before they can immigrate.

Visas for an immediate relative, or IR, are unlimited.

Immediate relatives to a U.S. citizen include:

  • IR-1 - Spouse
  • IR-2 - Unmarried child under 21 years old
  • IR-3 - Orphan adopted abroad
  • IR-4 - Orphan to be adopted
  • IR-5 - Parent (if U.S. citizen is at least 21 years old)

In comparison, family preference visas are limited, with yearly limitations.

Family preference categories for visas include:

  • F1 - Unmarried and/or minor children of U.S. citizens
  • F2 - Spouses and unmarried children older than 21 of lawful permanent residents
  • F3 - Married children of U.S. citizens, along with their spouse(s) and their own minor children
  • F4 - Siblings of U.S. citizens, along with their spouse(s) and their own minor children

At David F. Vedder, P.A., our attorneys are here to answer your questions and help you navigate the often-complex legal process of reuniting with your family members.

Compassionate Daytona Beach Family Immigration Lawyers – (386) 968-8880

If you would like to explore your options in family-based immigration, our competent and friendly Daytona Beach family immigration attorneys are here to help. Please contact us and schedule your consultation today.

Please call us today at (386) 968-8880 to get started by making an appointment with our office!

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