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What You Need To Know About Family-Based Green Cards

If you have a close relative who is a United States citizen or permanent resident, they may be able to help you obtain a family-based green card, which grants you permanent legal residence in the U.S. Fernanda at Barba Inegol Law Firm PLLC is an experienced family immigration attorney who can advise and assist you in the process of immigrating to the U.S. or help a family member immigrate to the U.S. She has worked with clients throughout the country but is based in Texas.

Certain Qualifications Must Be Met

The closer the family relationship, the better chance you have of obtaining a green card. It’s also easier for a U.S. citizen to bring a family member over than it is for a permanent resident who does not have citizenship. If the primary applicant has a spouse or unmarried children that they want to bring with them, they may qualify for green cards as accompanying relatives. You can also apply for a K-1 visa, which can give your fiance certain rights as well. You may qualify for a family-based green card if you are:

  • An immediate relative of a United States citizen
  • A “preference relative” of a citizen or green card holder
  • An accompanying relative of someone in the preference relative category

There are two methods for obtaining legal, permanent residency in the U.S.: 1) Individuals can stay in the U.S. and apply for an adjustment of status 2) Individuals can leave the U.S. and go through consular processing. Stepchildren and stepparents are also included in this category. Fernanda can advise, assist and represent you in either case. She aims to be clear and concise. As an immigrant herself, she knows how the system works and can guide you through this complex process.

Consult With An Attorney Today

If you or a loved one is seeking a family-based green card and need assistance from a knowledgeable lawyer, consult with Fernanda in her San Antonio office today. Call 210-761-6638 or fill out the online contact form to request an appointment. She speaks Spanish but will take Turkish consults upon request.