Applying for a green card does not have to be a complicated or confusing
process. With the help of a skilled immigration lawyer you will be able
to navigate the visa or green card application process with far more ease
than if you attempted to do so on your own. Our lawyers have decades of
experience helping individuals and families resolve their immigration issues.
Our founder has a unique understanding of immigration law due to time spent
as a director with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) prior
to going into private practice. Our firm has a hard-earned reputation
for being unwavering advocates for immigrant rights. We are committed
to treating our clients with the respect and compassion they deserve.
With our help, you will not have to worry or wonder about the status of
your case. We will keep you informed every step of the way. We will also
work with you closely to overcome any obstacles which may hinder pursuit
of the green card on behalf of a family member.
Family-based immigration laws are very specific as to which immediate relatives
or preference relatives a U.S. citizen or permanent resident can sponsor
for a green card. If you want to sponsor a family member's green card,
you may be eligible to do so providing the following criteria are met:
- A parent can be sponsored as an immediate relative by a U.S. citizen child
age 21 or older
- A spouse can be sponsored as an immediate relative by a U.S. citizen age
18 or older
- A minor, unmarried child can be sponsored as an immediate relative of a
U.S. citizen if under the age of 21
- A married or adult child of a U.S. citizen can be sponsored as a 1st preference relative
- A sibling of a U.S. citizen age 21 or older can be sponsored as a 4th preference relative
- Unmarred children of U.S. permanent residents can be sponsored as 2nd preference relatives
- A spouse of a U.S. permanent resident can be sponsored as a 2nd preference relative
Immediate family members are not subjected to numerical limitations as
are preference classifications for green cards. Preference family members
may be required to wait months or years for priority dates to be current
before being eligible to obtain resident status. Wait times vary greatly
from preference to preference and from country to country. Generally,
the higher the preference, the lower the wait time. Grandparents, cousins,
aunts, uncles, in-laws and other relatives cannot be sponsored under these
If you are interested in getting the visa or green card application process
started, we recommend you schedule an appointment to meet with a North
Carolina immigration lawyer from our firm as soon as possible.
Call Robert Brown LLC now to get the immigration assistance you require.