When an individual comes to the United States as a permanent resident, they are often leaving behind their spouse or children with hopes that they can reunite as a family soon. The USCIS allows permanent residents to petition to bring their relatives to the United States. It is important to note that the only family members that can come to the United States on a family petition are the permanent resident’s spouse and child. In addition, the permanent resident is required to prove that they can financially support the family members that they petition to bring to the United States.
Not only does the permanent resident have to prove that they can financially support the family that they petition to bring to the U.S., they must also prove that they are actually a qualifying relative. Those who petition to bring their relatives to the United States should be aware that they may have to wait several years in line before they can apply for an immigrant visa. The place in line is based upon when the petition is filed.
If you have questions about petitioning for a relative, contact our firm today.
Our firm understands how much is on the line when clients face matters related to immigration. If you are in need of experienced legal counsel for matters regarding immigration, please contact the Law Offices of Salvatore A. Falletta, LLC and we would be happy to provide you with assistance. Our firm is located in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.