Houston Family Immigration Lawyer

The United States is a country built on families. Millions of people come to the United States to begin a new life with their loved ones. However, the process for doing so is complex. At Iyer PLLC, we are experienced family immigration lawyers in Houston who can help you and your family navigate the process.

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Family-Based Immigration in the United States

The United States grants lawful permanent residency, also known as a green card, to several different types of individuals. These include:

  • Family-based immigrants: These individuals receive a green card based on their relationship with a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident relative in the United States.
  • Employment-based immigrants: These individuals receive a green card based on their employment in the United States.
  • Diversity immigrants: These individuals receive a green card based on their country of origin and are selected through a random drawing.

There are many types of family-based immigrants. Some of the most common include:

  • Family-based immigrants can include immediate relatives such as spouses, children, and parents. A U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident can sponsor their immediate relatives for a green card.
  • Family-based immigrants can also include other relatives such as aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins. A U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident can sponsor their relatives for a green card if they have an existing family relationship. If the sponsoring relative is a lawful permanent resident, they will need to wait until they become a U.S. citizen before they can sponsor their relatives.

The United States limits the number of green cards that are issued in each category. Therefore, it is important to start the process as soon as possible to increase your chances of being selected.

Why Choose Us?

The United States grants lawful permanent residency to individuals based on their family relationships. This process is complex and can be difficult for many immigrants to navigate. At Iyer PLLC, we are experienced family-based immigration lawyers in Houston who can help you and your family get through the process as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Our team is prepared to assist you with the entire process. We will walk you through the eligibility requirements and help you gather the necessary documentation, forms, and other materials. We will also help you navigate the visa application process and work with the U.S. Embassy or Consulate on your behalf.

What Is the Process for Getting a Green Card?

There are several steps that you and your family will need to go through to get a green card. These include:

  • You will need to meet the eligibility requirements for the type of green card you are seeking.
  • You will need to apply for your green card.
  • You will need to attend an in-person interview with a consular officer.
  • You will need to wait for a decision to be made on your application.
  • You will need to attend your green card ceremony.

The entire process can take several months to complete. However, if you start the process early, you can increase your chances of being selected. You can also work with our team to help expedite the process.

What Are the Eligibility Requirements for Family-Based Immigration?

There are several eligibility requirements that you will need to meet in order to qualify for family-based immigration. These include:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.
  • You must have a qualifying family relationship with a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident relative.
  • You must have a qualifying family relationship with a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident relative who is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.
  • You must have a qualifying family relationship with a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident relative who is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.
  • You must be eligible to receive the green card you are seeking.

There are several different types of green cards that you can receive. These include:

Family-based green cards include:

  • Adult children of U.S. citizens.
  • Spouses of U.S. citizens.
  • Unmarried children of U.S. citizens.
  • Married children of U.S. citizens.
  • Siblings of U.S. citizens.

Other types of green cards include:

  • Employment-based green cards.
  • Diversity green cards.

It is important to understand that not all family-based immigrants will qualify for a green card. For example, U.S. citizens cannot sponsor their parents for a green card. You will need to carefully review the eligibility requirements and determine whether or not you qualify.

Contact Our Houston Family-Based Immigration Lawyers

Embarking on a journey to unite with family in Houston? Look no further than Iyer PLLC, your trusted family-based immigration lawyers. Our dedicated team understands the significance of reuniting with loved ones and is here to guide you through the intricate immigration process. Whether you're seeking to sponsor a family member, apply for a visa, or navigate green card applications, we have the expertise to simplify the complexities and advocate for your family's best interests.

At Iyer PLLC, we prioritize personalized attention, ensuring you fully comprehend your options and feel supported at every step. Let us help you navigate the legal pathways toward family unity—contact us today to begin your journey towards reuniting with those you cherish.

We firmly believe that the United States is strongest when it welcomes a diverse range of immigrants. To get started, contact us online or at (832) 430-3167! Se habla Español!

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