Chicago IR5 Visa Lawyer Helping Unite Families in the U.S.
Immediate Relative (IR) visas are a great way for U.S. citizen sponsors to bring their family members into the country. They can be a great way to bring your family together on American soil and get them on the pathway to a green card and eventual U.S. citizenship, with the wonderful benefits that come with it.
Getting approval for an IR5 visa can be complicated as the applicant must meet specific qualifications regarding residency, age, relationship to the foreign-born person, and more. To find out if you may be eligible to sponsor your family members for an IR5 visa and help get approved, you should reach out to a trusted legal professional. Contact our immigration lawyer at the Law Office of Kevin L. Dixler by calling 312-728-4610 today!
Who Qualifies for an IR5 Visa?
IR5 visas are typically used for the parents of U.S. citizens, but other requirements must be met to gain approval. The person must provide evidence of a parent-child relationship by submitting birth certificates and other supporting documents.
Some other essential qualifications for IR5 visa approval are:
- The U.S. citizen sponsor must be at least 21 years of age.
- The U.S. citizen must live in the United States.
- The person must have enough money to provide financially for their foreign parent until the parent can work and provide for themselves.
- The foreign family members must be the U.S. citizen’s parents
Please note that this visa is not available for green card holders but for U.S. citizens only.
How Do You Apply for an IR5 Visa?
After establishing that the foreign family members are the parents of the United States citizen, applicants should submit a Form I-130 to petition for an alien relative to enter the United States. The applicants will then need to determine whether a DS-260 or DS-261 is required, depending on whether the relative is currently present in the United States.
Prospective IR5 visa holders must submit to a medical examination to review their medical history and administer the vaccines necessary for entry to the U.S. Finally, the applicants will attend a green card interview with a USCIS officer. They should bring all the required documents, such as a birth certificate. Your lawyer will help you understand what forms to file and how to prepare for the interview to give you the best chances of IR5 visa approval.
Can a Lawyer Help with the IR5 Visa Application?
IR5 visa approval is a complex process that usually takes at least a year. However, if your case is simple and if you have the help of a skilled attorney, it is possible to receive your IR5 even sooner. Please note that some circumstances are beyond the control of even the most talented lawyers, as your application will be in the hands of the USCIS.
Reaching out to a legal professional is a significant first step in your immigration journey. Your attorney can help you gather evidence to support your application, ensuring you have the best possible chances of success. Many clients leave out important documents because they don’t realize they are helpful or simply forget. With an immigration lawyer in your corner, you will have someone to stand by you and guide you through this challenging process.
Should You Hire Our IR5 Visa Attorney?
At the Law Office of Kevin L. Dixler, we work with many clients who hope to immigrate to join their family members in the United States. We take pride in uniting these families and would love to help you! With nearly 30 years of experience, our talented legal team understands immigration law and can help guide you through the often-changing regulations of the USCIS. We will explain complex legal concepts to you in a way that you can understand, so you will know what is expected of you at every step of the way.
Getting a green card is a massive step toward U.S. citizenship for your loved ones. Please don’t take any chances with this vital process by trying to go it alone or using inexperienced immigration attorneys. Reach out to us today to schedule an appointment and see how we can make your family’s immigration dreams a reality! Call now at 312-728-4610.