Citizens and lawful permanent residents of the United States can petition for certain family members to come from their home country. At Maui Immigration Law, LLC we help families reunite with family-based petitions. Our Maui immigration attorney has helped hundreds of people reunite with parents, children, brothers and sisters.
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Bringing Family Members to the U.S.
There are a few different ways for U.S. citizens to petition for family members to come to the United States. The specific immigration benefit depends on the type of relative for whom you are petitioning. If the process is confusing, overwhelming, or you need legal guidance, our Maui family based immigration lawyer can answer your questions and guide you through the process.
The immigration benefits available to family members of U.S. citizens include:
- Green Card (Permanent Residence) – A green card allows your family member to enjoy lawful permanent residence in the United States. This benefit is available to the spouse, children under the age of 21, sons and daughters over the age of 21, parents, and siblings.
- Fiancé Visa – A temporary fiancé visa is available to the intended spouse of a U.S. citizen to enable them to travel to the United States for the purpose of planning a wedding and getting married. Once you are married, you can petition for a green card for your spouse.
- K-3/K-4 Visa – This type of visa is available to a spouse and the unmarried children of that spouse who are under the age of 21.
There is an order of preference for family based petitions. Immediate family members, such as spouses, children under the age of 21, and parents of U.S. citizens are eligible for visas without waiting in line. For other relatives, the order of preference is unmarried adult sons and daughters of a U.S. citizens who are 21 or older, spouses and unmarried children of Green Card holders who are under 21, unmarried adult sons and daughters of permanent residents, married sons or daughters, and brothers and sisters of U.S. residents.
Legal Assistance for All Types of Cases
Maui immigration lawyer Kevin J. Block assists clients with family based petitions, regardless of where you are in the process. We have helped clients reunite with family members, even for difficult or complicated cases, such as when the petitioner dies (humanitarian reinstatement) or when one of the children ages out (Child Status Protection Act).
If you are interested in bringing family members to the United States, contact us to learn about your options in a consultation with our attorney.