Immediate Relative Visa Attorney
U.S. citizens can petition for certain relatives to come and live permanently in this country. Among all types of relatives eligible for family-based immigration, immediate relatives have top priority. But that doesn’t mean the path to obtain an immediate relative (IR) visa is simple.
U.S. immigration laws are highly nuanced and require the representation of a skilled immigration lawyer like Martinez Immigration founder, Kathleen Martinez. If you have questions about the IR visa process or any other pressing immigration matter, book a virtual consultation today.
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What Is an IR Visa Lawyer?
An IR visa lawyer represents clients and/or their immediate relatives who are seeking lawful permanent resident (LPR) status in the U.S. The lawyer’s job is to determine if a client is eligible for LPR and explore all possible options for pursuing a green card—whether that is an IR visa or another family or employment-based visa.
They complete the visa application, gather the required supporting documents, and provide guidance on visa interviews. Without skilled legal guidance, it’s easy to make errors or miss critical deadlines that could stall your application or cause it to be denied altogether.
K-1 Visa Application Process
Immediate relatives of U.S. citizens are eligible for an IR visa. The following individuals are considered immediate relatives:
- Spouses of U.S. citizens (including same-sex spouses who are legally married and common-law spouses who are legally recognized as married in their home country
- Minor, unmarried children (ages 21 and under) of U.S. citizens
- Parents of U.S. citizens (provided the U.S. citizen is 21 or older)
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Unlike other types of immigration visas, there is no waiting period for the IR visa and no limits on how many are issued every year. It is an important tool to help bring families together in the U.S.
What Documents Are Required for an IR Visa?
A U.S. citizen who maintains a primary residence in the States can sponsor an eligible IR for a visa by completing Form I-130 Petition for Alien Relative. They must also provide an affidavit of support that states they are responsible for providing for the needs of their relative.
Once the IR receives their visa, they can travel to a U.S. port of entry and ask for permission to enter the country. If immigration officials determine the IR is approved for entry, they grant the IR lawful permanent status, making them eligible for a green card.
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Are you ready to reconnect with relatives living abroad? Trust immigration lawyer Kathleen Martinez to explore all possible avenues to bring your loved ones to the U.S.
Caring and compassionate, Kathleen and her team at Martinez Immigration are proud to serve clients across the country. Schedule a virtual consultation to take the first step toward your immigration goals.
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