Immigration - For
A number of options exist for bringing dependent
family members into the United States. For
immigration purposes "immediate relatives" include
the spouse, children and parents of a United States citizen.
"Children" in this definition must be unmarried and
under 21 years of age. A United States citizen
who wishes to bring in a parent must be at least 21
years of age.
Two significant advantages of
"immediate family" status are that there is no limit
to the number of individuals who can be sponsored,
and that there is no sponsorship backlog.
Beyond immediate family there are several categories
of eligible relatives who are considered in the
following order of preference:
1st Preference - Sons and daughters of U.S.
citizens, regardless of age, who are not
2nd Preference - Spouses and children of
lawful permanent residents who are not married.
3rd Preference - Married children of U.S.
4th Preference - Brothers and sisters of U.S.
Marjorie and her staff can assist in matters of
family-based immigration by informing you of all
your options and helping you to plan for the future;
by preparing and submitting to the United States
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and
Department of State all required documentation and
paperwork; and by getting you ready for the USCIS or
consular interview, at which we can represent you if
you are in our area