Immediate Relatives Visas

Immediate Relatives Visas: Reuniting Families in the United States

Welcome to the “Immediate Relatives Visas” page at The Ahluwalia Firm. If you are a U.S. citizen seeking to bring your immediate family members to live with you in the United States or a family member of a U.S. citizen looking to reunite with your loved ones, understanding the immediate relatives visa category is essential. Our team of San Jose immigration attorneys specializes in assisting families in navigating the complex world of U.S. immigration, facilitating family reunification.

Understanding Immediate Relatives Visas

Immediate Relatives Visas are a category of family-based visas designed to promote family reunification by allowing U.S. citizens to sponsor certain close family members for immigration. The immediate relatives category includes:

  • IR-1 Visa: For the spouse of a U.S. citizen. This is the primary route for obtaining a marriage-based green card.
  • IR-2 Visa: For unmarried children under 21 of a U.S. citizen.
  • IR-3 Visa: For adopted orphans from abroad by a U.S. citizen.
  • IR-4 Visa: For adopted orphans from abroad by a U.S. citizen who has not yet seen the child.
  • IR-5 Visa: For parents of U.S. citizens who are at least 21 years old.

Key Benefits of Immediate Relatives Visas

Immediate relatives visas offer several advantages for U.S. citizens and their close family members:

Family Reunification: These visa prioritize family unity, enabling loved ones, including spouses through the marriage-based green card process, live together in the United States.

Expedited Processing: Immediate relatives visas, particularly the marriage-based green card applications, generally have shorter processing times compared to other family-based visa categories.

No Annual Quotas: There are no numerical limits, ensuring that eligible family members, including those applying for marriage-based green cards, can immigrate without unnecessary delays. .

Path to Permanent Residency: Immediate relatives can eventually apply for lawful permanent residency (green cards) in the United States.

Our Expertise in Immediate Relatives Visas

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

Our Services

Our comprehensive range of services for immediate relatives visas includes:

Visa Petitions: Assisting U.S. citizens in preparing and filing immediate relatives visa petitions with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), including those for marriage-based green cards.

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

Adjustment of Status: Assisting immediate relatives who are already in the U.S. on other visa categories through the process of adjusting their status to that of a lawful permanent resident.

Getting Started with Immediate Relatives Visas

Reuniting with your immediate family members in the United States is a deeply meaningful and significant journey. Whether you are a U.S. citizen seeking to sponsor your spouse, children, or parents, or a family member looking to join your loved ones in the U.S., our team at The Ahluwalia Firm is here to guide you through the process. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and explore how immediate relatives visas and marriage based green cards can bring your family together.

Additional Resources

Explore our website for valuable articles, resources, and updates on immediate relatives 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 immediate relatives visas. Let The Ahluwalia Firm be your trusted partner in making it happen.


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