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Stamford, CT Family Preference Visa Attorney

New Canaan Family Preference Visa Lawyer

Immigration Attorney Assisting Clients With F Category Visas in Fairfield County

Certain close relatives of U.S. citizens can apply to immigrate to the United States through an Immediate Relative (IR) visa. Relatives of citizens and certain relatives of legal permanent residents (LPRs) who do not qualify for IR visas may be qualified under one of four family preference (F) categories. Family preference visas have extensive requirements, and there are annual numerical limits in each category. To help navigate the F visa application process, it is important to work with a seasoned family-based immigration attorney.

For over a decade and a half, Gonzalez Law Office, LLC has provided skilled guidance for clients in Fairfield County, CT and Westchester County, NY who are seeking to immigrate to the U.S. through an Immediate Relative or Family Preference visa. Attorney Hector Gonzalez has helped countless immigrants unite with their families and move closer to achieving their American Dream. Attorney Gonzalez is passionate about family immigration law, and he is committed to helping his clients bring their cases to a successful conclusion.

Family Preference (F) Visa Categories

Family preference visas are available for relatives of U.S. citizens that do not qualify under the Immediate Relative category, as well as some specified relatives of lawful permanent residents (LPRs). The four family preference categories are:

  • F1: Unmarried children of U.S. citizens (along with their minor children).
  • F2: Spouses and unmarried children of LPRs.
  • F3: Children of U.S. citizens who are married (along with their spouses and minor children).
  • F4: Siblings of U.S. citizens (in which the U.S. citizen is at least 21 years of age), along with the spouses and minor children of the siblings.

Note: Aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, and in-laws cannot petition for a relative to immigrate to the U.S. through a family preference visa.

Waiting Times for Family Preference Visas

Each fiscal year, the USCIS limits the number of visas that are issued from each preference category. When the number of applications in each category exceeds the number of available visas, applicants are put on a waiting list. The filing date of a family preference application is known as the priority date. The applicant will have to wait until the priority date is reached for the visa to be issued. This could mean waiting several years or more, depending on the preference category and the applicant's country of origin.

Speak With an Experienced Greenwich Family Preference Visa Attorney

The family preference visa approval process can be long and frustrating. At Gonzalez Law Office, LLC, we understand the complexities of the process, and we work closely with clients to ensure there are no needless delays and that the process is as smooth as possible. With Attorney Gonzalez by their side, clients are assured that they have a strong advocate in their corner who is dedicated to securing a positive outcome.

For a consultation with Attorney Hector Gonzalez, contact us today at 203-323-1440. We serve clients in Stamford, Fairfield County, Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Bridgeport, Waterbury, Hartford, and surrounding Connecticut communities, as well as communities throughout Westchester County, NY. Se Habla Español.

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