A U.S. citizen can petition (I-130) a husband or wife, a child (of any age, married or unmarried), a parent, or a sibling. A spouse of a U.S. citizen, an unmarried child under 21 of a U.S. citizen, and a parent of a U.S. citizen is known as an “immediate relative” and given priority under U.S. immigration law. The path to legal permanent resident status (green card) is generally faster for immediate relatives.
A U.S. citizen can petition a child over 21, a married child, and a sibling, but will have to wait for a visa to become available under the visa bulletin before the family member can receive legal permanent resident status.
Legal permanent residents can only petition a spouse or an unmarried child, and the relative will have to wait for a visa to become available under the visa bulletin before he or she can apply for legal permanent resident status.
What Nayar & McIntyre, LLP can do for you: At your free initial consultation with a green card lawyer at Nayar & McIntyre, LLP, we will discuss your options with you and advise you about the fastest path to obtaining legal permanent resident status. We will go over the documentation requirements and any legal issues in the case. If you become our client, we will prepare the applications, enclose the necessary supporting documents, and file your case with the appropriate agencies within the Department of Homeland Security and Department of State. Our goal is to simplify the complicated immigration process, minimize your stress, and unite you with your family as quickly as possible.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss your family’s immigration case with you. Please contact our office at 972.445.4114 to schedule your free consultation with an experienced immigration lawyer in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. We serve the immigration law needs of individuals throughout Texas and the DFW Metroplex, including Dallas, Irving, Bedford, Euless, Arlington, Hurst, Allen, Flower Mound, Carrollton, Lewisville, Keller, Grand Prairie, North Richland Hills, Fort Worth, Garland, Mesquite, Richardson, Plano, Denton, McKinney, Frisco, Lubbock, Sherman, and Amarillo.