Chicago Family-Based Immigration Lawyer Providing Assistance for Families
While helping individuals is a rewarding part of the legal practice, uniting families is one of the most effective ways to use our legal skills. We believe that every honest person who has fallen in love with a foreigner, or worked hard to obtain citizenship or a green card in the United States, deserves to bring their family whenever possible. We assist family members in many relationships, including fiancés, spouses, adult children, parents, and siblings. We have also helped many clients with widow/widower-based visa petitions. We understand the detailed nature of immigration law and will work tirelessly to achieve success in your family’s immigration needs.
At the Law Office of Kevin L. Dixler, you will find a legal team dedicated to family-based immigration services that have the legal know-how to get the results you need. Whether you are seeking permanent residence for yourself or immediate relatives, we can give you fair and honest legal counsel, so you understand your options. Call us today to speak with us at 312-728-4610.
What Relatives Can I Help Immigrate to America?
The fact is that your ability to help your family members depends largely on your immigration status. If you are a lawful permanent resident, meaning you have a green card, the relatives you sponsor to come to the United States are limited to your spouse and unmarried children. Even helping these family members can be difficult as the number of visas awarded each year doesn’t even come close to the number of applicants. This means your loved ones could end up on a waiting list for years.
On the other hand, U.S. citizens enjoy a number of advantages when it comes to bringing family members into the country. For one thing, your spouse and unmarried children will be able to enter the country immediately. Please note that these family members will not become citizens automatically but must go through the application process themselves after first receiving a green card.
When you have obtained U.S. citizenship status, you may also petition parents, married children, and siblings and begin their immigration process. Some of these relations may be subject to waiting for visas. It is best to speak with a legal professional like Attorney Kevin Dixler for counsel on how to proceed in helping with family immigration.
What Requirements Are There for Family Members to Come to America?
Depending on your immigration status and the relationship between you and the other person, there are a variety of forms that must be submitted when bringing family members to America. Unfortunately, even U.S. citizens cannot avoid this paperwork. The process can be lengthy, sometimes taking over a year. Your best bet when attempting to help family members immigrate is to contact a trusted lawyer, such as the Law Office of Kevin L. Dixler. We can discuss your unique situation and evaluate what documents are required to help your loved ones enter the country.
Family members who wish to become permanent residents or citizens are subject to similar requirements or more restrictive that you faced when entering the country yourself. They will need to prove valid employment and demonstrate good moral character over a certain period of time. Citizenship by naturalization is only granted if the applicant shows strong control of the English language, knowledge of U.S. history and government, and a minimum amount of time residing in the United States. Reaching out to an experienced family immigration lawyer like Attorney Dixler is a great way to get started with family-based immigration matters. Contact us today to see how we can help!
How Can an Immigration Lawyer Help My Family Member with the Immigration Process?
In immigration law, a mistake can cost a family more than just lost time and money. Applicants who are denied can face deportation and separation from their loved ones. Family immigration attorneys are there to help you navigate this complex process and preserve your family relationships. Your family immigration attorney will recognize the steps that need to be taken and provide citizenship and immigration services to keep your family together.
From seeking immigrant visas to applying to be a lawful permanent resident and obtaining citizenship, family-based immigration cases can be lengthy and complicated. This is not a procedure you want to go through alone. And if anything goes wrong and you or your loved one is threatened with deportation, there’s no better advisor to secure to look than an excellent immigration lawyer. Family immigration attorneys do more than just fill out forms. They represent and protect honest people who are seeking a better life for themselves and their families.
Can Our Family-Based Immigration Lawyers Help You?
At the Law Office of Kevin L. Dixler, we have helped clients achieve citizenship for themselves and their loved ones for nearly thirty years. Our award winning legal team has a deep understanding of the nuances of immigration law, allowing us to be a strong ally for you and your loved ones. We will evaluate your situation and help find the best way to move forward with uniting your family on American soil. You can trust us to handle your case with dedication, honesty, and care. We work closely with the U.S.C.I.S. to get the results you need.
Immigration matters can be complex, confusing and crushing. We promise to explain these difficult concepts in ways that are easy to understand. You will be a full participant in the process of helping your loved ones become lawful permanent residents of the United States. Attorney Kevin Dixler has been helping clients with the immigration process since 1993 and was named a Thomson Reuters Super Lawyer for nine consecutive years. He has helped countless individuals and families achieve their dreams of U.S. citizenship, and he has the knowledge and experience to help you as well. Please don’t risk throwing away your chance for a better life for yourself and your family by attempting to immigrate without the outstanding legal counsel of Attorney Dixler’s legal team. Contact us right away at 312-728-4610 to schedule an appointment.