Family Preference Visa

Family Preference Visas: Reuniting Families with Loved Ones in the United States

Welcome to the “Family Preference Visas” page at The Ahluwalia Firm. If you are a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident seeking to bring your family members to live with you in the United States, understanding the family preference visa categories is essential. Our team of immigration attorneys specializes in assisting families in navigating the complex world of U.S. immigration, facilitating family reunification through family preference visas.

Understanding Family Preference Visas

Family preference visas are a category of family-based visas that allow U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to sponsor certain family members for immigration to the United States. The family preference visa category includes four primary preference categories:

  • F1 Visa: For unmarried sons and daughters of U.S. citizens and their minor children.
  • F2A Visa: For spouses and minor children (under 21) of lawful permanent residents.
  • F2B Visa: For unmarried sons and daughters (21 or older) of lawful permanent residents.
  • F3 Visa: For married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens, along with their spouses and minor children.
  • F4 Visa: For siblings of U.S. citizens, along with their spouses and minor children.

Key Benefits of Family Preference Visas

Family preference visas offer several advantages for U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents seeking to reunite with their family members:

Family Reunification: Family preference visas prioritize the reunification of families, allowing eligible family members to join their loved ones in the United States.

Legal Pathway: Family preference visas provide a legal pathway for family members to immigrate to the U.S. and eventually obtain lawful permanent residency (green cards).

Annual Quotas: Although there are numerical limits (quotas) on the number of family preference visas issued each year, eligible family members are placed in preference categories based on their relationship to the sponsoring U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.

Our Expertise in Family Preference Visas

At The Ahluwalia Firm, we specialize in assisting U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents with family preference visas. Our experienced immigration attorneys have a deep understanding of the requirements and documentation necessary for successful family preference visa applications. We provide personalized guidance and support to help families reunite and establish their lives in the U.S.

Our Services

Our comprehensive range of services for family preference visas includes:

Visa Petitions: Assisting U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents in preparing and filing family preference visa petitions with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Consular Processing: Guiding eligible family members through the consular processing phase at U.S. embassies or consulates abroad.

Adjustment of Status: Assisting family members who are already in the U.S. on other visa categories through the process of adjusting their status to that of lawful permanent residents.

Getting Started with Family Preference Visas

Reuniting with your family members in the United States is a heartfelt and significant journey. Whether you are a U.S. citizen seeking to sponsor your children, siblings, or other eligible relatives, or a lawful permanent resident looking to bring your spouse or children, our team at The Ahluwalia Firm is here to guide you through the process. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and explore how family preference visas can bring your family closer together.

Additional Resources

Explore our website for valuable articles, resources, and updates on family preference visas and other immigration topics. We are dedicated to providing you with the information and support you need to make informed decisions about family reunification in the United States.

Reunite your family in the U.S. with family preference visas. Let The Ahluwalia Firm be your trusted partner in making it happen.


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