Practice Areas

FAMILY IMMIGRATION SERVICES FOR US CITIZENS, PERMANENT RESIDENTS AND FOREIGN NATIONALS


Immigrant Visas (Family Petitions)


The Immigration and Nationality Act allows the immigration of aliens to the United States based on certain bonds of kinship to a U.S. citizen or legal resident in the United States.
These visas are divided into two groups:
Unlimited and numerically limited.

a. Visas not limited:
-Spouse and children under 21 years of the petitioner U.S. citizen;
-Father-mother of the petitioner U.S. citizen.

b. Numerically limited visas:
In some of the categories of visas through a familiar U.S. citizen, the Immigration Act of the United States numerically limits the emission each year.

These categories are:
-Unmarried Children over 21 years (the first category-1st)
-Sons and daughters-married (third-3rd category) and
-Brothers and Sisters (fourth-4th category).
In the category of visas through a family permanent resident, the Immigration Act of the United States numerically limited the emission each year.

These categories are:
-Spouses and children under 21 years (second category-2a)
-Unmarried children over 21 years (second category-2b).