Chicago I-130 Visa Lawyer Uniting Families
Bringing families together on U.S. soil is one of our favorite tasks as an immigration law firm. We believe that all honest individuals of high moral character deserve the chance to bring their family members from foreign countries into the U.S. if they desire. The I-130 visa is a great way to begin the process.
When you need an I-130 visa or any other immigration service, you should contact a trusted legal professional. The immigration process can be complicated and frustrating, causing a great deal of stress to family members both within and outside the United States. Hiring a lawyer means you will have someone in your corner to make sure every step goes as planned and that someone will fight for your rights if something goes wrong. Don’t take any risks with something so crucial as immigration. Call today at 312-728-4610.
What is the I-130 Visa?
Form I-130 is a petition for the alien relative of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident to come to the United States or get a green card. Applying for the I-130 requires filing the proper forms and evidence to show that the foreign person is a family member of the citizen or green card holder.
Getting USCIS to approve your petition may not be as easy as it sounds, with the strict regulations that come with immigration law. For the best results, we highly recommend seeking out an I-130 visa attorney for help. The only relatives who may be approved with the I-130 Form are a spouse, child of any age, siblings if the applicant is over age 21, and parents if the child is over age 21. Please note that permanent residents may only file a Form I-130 for their spouse or unmarried children.
How Do I Get Approved for the I-130 Visa?
Correctly filling out the I-130 form is crucial to getting visa approval. This form has several sections, including proving the relationship between family members, providing information about the citizen or permanent resident sponsoring their relative, and giving information about the beneficiary or foreign family member. You should also expect to pay the filing fee and submit any additional documents.
The following are some steps to getting approval for the I-130 visa:
- Form I-130 must be filed by the U.S. citizen or permanent resident on behalf of their family member(s).
- USCIS approves the petition.
- The applicant is assigned a visa number indicating whether they are in a preference category.
- The foreign national submits a green card application to USCIS or the U.S. consulate.
What Are the Benefits of Getting an I-130 Visa?
One of the most essential benefits of having your I-130 visa approved is being able to live and stay in the United States legally. Those who receive an I-130 may apply for a green card, which comes with many of the same benefits as those enjoyed by U.S. citizens, if only somewhat limited.
Some benefits of lawful permanent residence through an I-130 visa are:
- Being able to sponsor your immediate relatives (spouse and children)
- Enjoying accessible travel in and out of the United States
- Attending college for lower tuition costs
- Finding greater career opportunities
- Qualifying for Social Security and other government benefits
If you think you may qualify to bring your loved ones into the United States with an I-130 visa, please contact our immigration law firm immediately.
Can Our I-130 Visa Lawyer Help You?
Coming into the United States can be exciting but may also feel frustrating and stressful. With the ever-changing regulations at USCIS, it is easy for potential immigrants to miss deadlines and lose the chance of coming into the United States. Many applications are delayed because foreign-born individuals do not know what documents to provide to prove they deserve entrance into the U.S.
You can avoid many of the mistakes others make by trusting the Law Office of Kevin L. Dixler with your I-130 application. Attorney Dixler has more than three decades of experience uniting families and is happy to share that knowledge and skill with you. At our law firm, we understand how important it is to bring your loved ones into the country so they can experience the wonderful opportunities that come with living in America. With cheaper, better education, greater work opportunities, and a more reliable financial future through Social Security, you can give no greater gift than sponsoring a family member to enter the U.S. and get a green card.
Call us today at 312-728-4610 to discuss your family’s immigration goals and see how we can best assist you!