The US immigration system is one of the most complex in the world.

There are several forms of legalization, one is through the family. GARDINILAW has vast knowledge in this field and can help you with valuable information on how to obtain legal documentation based on marriage, relationships parent, children and siblings.

USCIS Family

Family-based immigrations cases usually start with Form I-130 (for spouses, parents, siblings and children). The petitioner may be a legal permanent resident or an American citizen.

Adjustment of Status (AOS) is the process to obtain a green card through family, humanitarian cases, or employment.

Consular Processing is the process to obtain a green card through family when the beneficiary does not qualify for an adjustment of status or is outside the US.

In some cases, a waiver is needed (I-212, I-601 or I-601A) in order to make the applicant that was inadmissible eligible for the benefit sought.

I-360 – VAWA (Violence Against Woman Act) allows a spouse (men and women) and children who have been the victims of abuse to file for an immigration case.

I-360 can also be for religious or widow cases.

K-1 allows US Citizens to bring their fiancées or fiancés to the US.

K-2 allows to bring the kids of fiancées or fiancés to the US as well.

I-751 is the process used to renew the first green card obtained through marriage, after two years.

N-400 is the process through which one can obtain naturalization and become an American Citizen.

U-Visa is used if the applicant has been the victim of a qualifying criminal activity.

FOIA is the way to try to obtain information and copies of previous applications that the government has on file about you.

DACA is for certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines. It is approved for a period of two years, subject to renewal.

I-765 is the form used to obtain an employment authorization.

I-539 is used to apply for extension of tourist visas.

B-2 is the application for tourist visas.

I-131 is the application for advanced parole; travel authorization; extension of authorized stay outside of US with green card; military families.

CORI/FBI used to search criminal record and encounters with police/ICE.

I-90 is used to renew the validity of green card or its replacement.

I-102 is used to ask for a copy of the document which shows applica
nt’s legal entry (I-94).

People who qualify as immediate relatives of US citizens

  • Spouses
  • Minor married children 21 years of age
  • Parents of US citizens if they are over 21 years old

Green Card through special categories of family

  • If a child or spouse is abused by a US citizen
  • If a widow of a US citizen
  • The son of a foreign diplomat in the United States

Fiance Visas

Couples planning to settle in the US, have several migration options. One is the fiance visa (a), which allows non-citizens to enter the country on a temporary basis, to marry within 90 days, and then stay in the country while applying for a green card.

How To Legalize For Those Who Are In The United States Is Ten Years At Least

Popularly known as “ten-year law” in the process, the undocumented must prove that their American residents or family will suffer an extreme hardship, above normal and what is not common, to make your defense to deportation.

An example can illustrate well how this kind of benefit: an undocumented living in the country during this period is arrested for driving without a license. Immigration opens a case against the immigrant, who would have the right to make your defense not only to avoid deportation, but also to legalize through the need to keep the family together on American soil.

Many people get confused whereas, because they are in the country for so long, with children in schools, etc., could guarantee the benefit. The “ten-year law” is simply a defense to deportation, that is, the process would need to be filed against the undocumented to only then be worked your chance to legalization.

What Is The Process Of Applying For A Green Card Through A Family Member?

Obtaining permanent residence involves presenting a combination of some forms. Although they may seem simple, there are several important details not included in the instructions that may affect your immigration case. So it is important to have the support of an office with extensive knowledge in this segment, so that everything occurs within legal parameters and thus getting your document to occur properly.

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