Chicago Family Based Visas

Permanent Residency Green Cards for Relatives of U.S. Citizens

Hundred of thousands of people every single year apply to become Permanent Residents in the U.S. through their family members by through family sponsorship. These types of Green Cards are issued using a preference system which takes into account the closeness of the familial relationship between the parties. To immigrate into the U.S. through family sponsorship you must have a visa number assigned specifically to you. This section will provide general information regarding the process of sponsoring a family member. If you have specific questions, Please call 773.609.4108 or write using this convenient form.

Family Based Immigration Requirements

Individuals who apply for visas through family based petitions or Employment Based Immigration must await their turn until an available visa number becomes available to them. before this happens, their immigrant visa petition must be approved. Once that happens, they take their place in line awaiting their visa number to become available. People who are considered immediate relatives of U.S. citizens do not need a visa number, they may begin preparing to immigrate to the U.S. once the immigrant visa petition is approved. 

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Who Can Be Sponsored?

Any U.S. Citizen can sponsor their family members which includes their spouses, children, parents, brothers and sisters, married and unmarried sons and daughters, and adopted children. Green Card holders may only sponsor spouses, children, and unmarried adult sons and daughters.

Immediate Relatives

Immediate family members include your spouse, children and parents and therefore can immigrate to the U.S. as soon as their immigrant visa petition is approved. All other family members must wait for a visa number to become available to them.

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Attorney Qualifications

Hiring the best possible attorney can be the most important decision you can make in your life, it is much like a marriage. Our lawyers are authorized and qualified to assist you with your immigration cases, green card cases, and criminal cases. you want an attorney you can trust, communicate with, and relate to. There are those out there who advertise themselves as "consultants" or "Immigration Services" but are not authorized or qualified to help with immigration law-related matters. Contact a Chicago immigration lawyer at the Odeh Law Group to schedule a no hassle consultation by calling 773.609.4108 or write using this form.

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