Family Immigration

Uniting Families

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U.S. immigration law is a complex structure of rules & regulations that change often. Originally built upon the principles of reunifying families, protecting refugees, and protecting diversity, the navigation through immigration policy can be a daunting trip to take alone.

We provide representation for family-based naturalization and immigration purposes. Family immigration is the primary basis for legal immigration into the United States. However, U. S. immigration law and enforcement policies are very restrictive and may specifically impact families and their ability to be together.

Immigration law creates two categories for family members to be admitted into the U.S. – Immediate Relatives (spouse of a U.S. citizen, unmarried minor children of U.S. citizens and parents of U.S. citizens over age 21) and Family-Based Preference Categories (family members who do not fall into the immediate relative classification). The latter category is subject to many limitations, and only has a certain number of green cards allocated each year. 

The requirements for these visas include detailed applications, numerous screenings and confusing prerequisites. Artisan Law will help you prepare for and expedite this process, guide you through any complications and facilitate the reunification of your family. As if the process was not already complex enough, immigration fraud is becoming more prevalent as many families become desperate for reunification. False websites or “visa lotteries” may claim to offer you a faster – often more expensive – path to citizenship.  But, in reality, you may be left holding the bag.  Artisan Law’s compassionate and dedicated attorneys will ensure something like this does not happen to you.

Do you need help with a family immigration case?

If you need assistance with your current immigration status, applying for benefits, or helping a family member navigate the immigration process, we are available for a consultation to alert you to any possible issues that could impact your eligibility or create complications to your individual status. Even though there are almost daily updates, changing laws or new requirements for immigration petitions and applications, Artisan Law prides itself on our commitment to staying educated and up-to-date on immigration policy.  

Do you need help with a family immigration case?

If you need assistance with your current immigration status, applying for benefits, or helping a family member navigate the immigration process, we are available for a consultation to alert you to any possible issues that could impact your eligibility or create complications to your individual status. Even though there are almost daily updates, changing laws or new requirements for immigration petitions and applications, Artisan Law prides itself on our commitment to staying educated and up-to-date on immigration policy.  

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A “green card” provides proof of lawful permanent resident (“LPR”) status in the United States.  It is issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which is part of the Department of Homeland Security.  A green card provides its holder with the right to live and work anywhere in the US.  In general, green cards must be renewed every 10 years, but conditional green cards obtained based upon marriage or investment in the US must be replaced after the first 2 years.

Once a person obtains a green card, in order to gain citizenship through naturalization, there are several requirements including that the green card holder must be physically present in the US for at least 50% of the time.  The individual must not be outside of the US for any more than one year and ideally, for less than 6 months prior to applying for citizenship.  The applicant must also write and speak English.  There are additional requirements that we would be happy to discuss.

A K-1, or “fiancé visa,” is a temporary visa available only to fiancé(e)s of U.S. citizens who are living outside of the United States and who intend to get married within 90 days of the fiancé(e) arriving in the United States. A marriage green card is available to spouses of both U.S. citizens and U.S. green card holders, whether living in the United States or abroad, and ultimately provides permanent residence.
Most green card applicants must have a U.S. sponsor who accepts financial responsibility for them upon arriving in the United States. An “Affidavit of Support” (Form I-864) is essentially a contract between the financial sponsor and the U.S. government, where the financial sponsor demonstrates that they meet the government’s income requiremen

Family Immigration Services

  • Naturalization
  • Citizenship
  • Finances of US citizens
  • Spouses of US citizens or Permanent Residents
  • Children of US citizens or Permanent Residents
  • Adult Sons/Daughters of US Citizens or Permanent Residents
  • Brothers/Sisters of US Citizens
  • Derivative Citizenship
  • Fiancee Visa

Family Immigration Services

  • Naturalization
  • Citizenship
  • Finances of US citizens
  • Spouses of US citizens or Permanent Residents
  • Children of US citizens or Permanent Residents
  • Adult Sons/Daughters of US Citizens or Permanent Residents
  • Brothers/Sisters of US Citizens
  • Derivative Citizenship
  • Fiancee Visa