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If you want to come to the United States to join a family member or spouse, you may need to apply for a visa which is sponsored by a US citizen. Depending on your circumstances, we can advise you on the best route for you to join your loved ones in the US.
K Visas are a non-immigrant category designed for US citizens to petition for their fiancé(e), spouse, children, or the spouses of their children to enter the US. It is important to note that each category has numerous rules and eligibility criteria that an applicant must meet.
The family-based green card is one of the ways to become a US lawful permanent resident (LPR). There are 226,000 of these green cards issued every year and competition is high. Some people may have to wait years for their application to be accepted.
Having a legal expert to guide you through the process and ensure that your application is completely accurate can be a major help and may save you time and money in the long term.
One of the first steps in applying for a family-based green card is petitioning USCIS. The sponsor (who must be a US citizen or LPR), submits Form I-130 on behalf of their ‘alien’ relative to come to the US.
If this petition is approved, the applicant may begin the application process to come to the US. It’s important to note that this is the first stage in a multi-step application and can take a significant period of time from the date of the initial petition to the granting of the visa.
The US is an attractive destination for many workers who wish to take advantage of the many opportunities in multiple industries. There are a number of routes available for those who wish to seek employment in the United States.
One option is to work in the US on a temporary basis on a non-immigrant visa. Some of these categories are outlined below:
For those who qualify, it is possible to apply to live and work permanently in the US on an employment-based immigrant visa. The five main categories are outlined below: