Michigan Immediate Relative Visa Lawyer

Bringing Family Members to the United States

When people move to the United States, one of the first things they want to do is bring their family members over with them. Although it can be easier for a family member to immigrate here than it is for someone with no connections, the legal definition of family members does not include everyone to whom you are related.

Immediate family members are defined as a U.S. citizen's spouse, minor children (those under the age of 21) and parents (if the citizen is at least 21 years old). Immediate family members can apply for U.S. permanent residence immediately, although relatives that are more distant are subject to the yearly limits on the numbers who can apply for permanent residence.

If you are interested in helping your family members apply for permanent residence, it is important to work with an experienced Michigan immediate relative visa attorney. At the law office of Richard W. Pierce, P.C., we have been helping families through the immigration process since 1982.

Understanding the Requirements and Legal Process

One of the first questions we ask individuals is whether their other family members are already here. If your family members are already living in the United States, we are usually able to adjust their status and move them through the process faster. If they are still in your homeland, we are still able to help them apply for permanent residence, though the process can take longer.

Immigration is based on proof and documents, so one of the most important parts of a successful immigration is proving the relationships between individuals. When you work with our firm, we can help you determine what information needs to be gathered to help ensure your loved ones' applications are considered.

Contact an Experienced Ann Arbor Immediate Family Visa Lawyer

Family immigration is a confusing part of the legal system, but working with an experienced lawyer can help ensure you have the information you need to correctly work through each step of the process. Learn more about the representation we can provide by scheduling your initial consultation. Our firm can be reached online or by calling 734-707-9396.