Family-Based Immigration Attorney in Carlsbad, California
Family-based immigration falls under three main categories, immediate relatives, preference relatives, and fiancé(e)s. North County Legal®, APC can help you evaluate the best way to help you be united with your loved ones.
Immediate relatives are
Spouse of a U.S. citizen
Unmarried child under the age of 21 of a U.S. citizen
Parent of a U.S. citizen who is at least 21 years old
U.S. immigration law allows certain foreign nationals who are family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to become lawful permanent residents (get a Green Card) based on specific family relationships.
Preference relatives are those that fall into the following categories:
Family member of a U.S. citizen, meaning you are the:
Unmarried son or daughter of a U.S. citizen and you are 21 years old or older
Married son or daughter of a U.S. citizen
Brother or sister of a U.S. citizen who is at least 21 years old
Family member of a lawful permanent resident, meaning you are the:
Spouse of a lawful permanent resident
Unmarried child under the age of 21 of a lawful permanent resident
Unmarried son or daughter of a lawful permanent resident 21 years old or older