I-130 Petition for Alien Relative
I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility
I-601A, Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver
I-131, Parole in Place
Family-Based Adjustment of Status
Family Based Immigration
Potra Law Firm has successfully helped thousands of U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents sponsor and, ultimately, obtain lawful permanent residence for their close family relatives. Contact us to make an appointment today to discuss how we can help you sponsor a close family member for a green card and bring them to the United States permanently through family immigration.
Family Immigration OVERVIEW: The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) permits the immigration of Foreign Nationals to the United States based on defined familial relationship with a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. The process of applying for a Foreign National to obtain an immigrant visa (green card) is known as sponsorship and is filed with USCIS using Form I-130. Once the I-130 is approved, the Foreign National relative may be able to adjust status to that of Lawful Permanent Resident depending on a number of factors, including the immigrant visa’s priority date, whether the Foreign National relative is considered an “Immediate Relative,” and whether the Foreign National relative has any bars to inadmissibility that must be waived before he is allowed to adjust status. The Family-based immigrant visa process can be broken down into three stages: the Sponsorship Stage; Determining Admissibility; and the Adjustment of Status or Consular Process Stage.