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Family-Based Immigration

U.S. citizens and some permanent residents can sponsor close relatives through family-based visa petitions.  Family-based visas can be complex, especially where they involve consular processing, criminal convictions or prior violations of immigration status. We can assist your family in following immigration matters:

  • Fiancé K-1 Visa

  • Green Cards for Spouses of US Citizens

  • Green Cards for Spouses of US Permanent Residents

  • Green Cards for Immediate Relatives of US Citizens and Permanent Residents

  • Removal of Conditions on Permanent Residents

  • Adjustment of Status

  • Consular Processing

  • US Citizenship and Naturalization

  • VAWA

Case Inquiries and Expediting

Individuals dealing with immigration or visas are often frustrated by long waits and delays. We have strategies for addressing a situation where your case seems to be “stuck.”

Expedite Criteria

USCIS reviews all expedite requests on a case-by-case basis and requests are granted at the discretion of the office leadership. The burden is on the applicant or petitioner to demonstrate that one or more of the expedite criteria have been met.

USCIS may expedite a petition or application if it meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • Severe financial loss to company or person;

  • Emergency situation;

  • Humanitarian reasons;

  • A non-profit organization whose request is in furtherance of the cultural and social interests of the United States;

  • Department of Defense or national interest situation (These particular expedite requests must come from an official U.S. government entity and state that delay will be detrimental to the government.);

  • USCIS error; or

  • Compelling interest of USCIS.


For more, see the Policy Manual.



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