Tampa Family Visa Attorney
How do I obtain a family visa?
Once an individual has obtained his or her
green card, it is very likely that family members still reside in their country of
origin. Unfortunately, the process of procuring a family
visa can be complex. With the help of a Tampa immigration lawyer, the process
need not be difficult; a family can feel safe knowing that the visa process
will be handled efficiently.
There are certain steps to acquiring a family vista: 1) An
immigration visa petition (I-130) must be approved by the U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). As the U.S. citizen fills out the form
as a representative of the alien relative, proof of the relationship and
other required documentation must be presented. 2) Even if the alien relative
already lives in the United States, the Department of State establishes
immigrant visa number is available and in accordance with the category of visa applied
for. 3) If the alien relative is already in the United States, an application
to change status to a lawful permanent resident must be completed as a
visa number becomes available. An I-485, along with documentation such
as police certificates and medical examinations, are submitted to the
USCIS and considered. 4) If the alien relative is outside of the United
States at the time that an immigrant visa number is available, he or she
must visit the U.S. consulate to complete the process.
Along with family visas, an individual may have interest in bringing his
or her fiancé to the U.S., perhaps along with his or her unmarried
children. There are three types of visas that apply to these circumstances:
K-1 Visa: for a U.S. citizen who would like to bring his or her fiancé to
the U.S. for marriage
K-2 Visa: for a foreign fiancé of a U.S. citizen to bring unmarried children
that are 21 years of age or younger
K-3 Visa: A U.S. citizen's spouse
Family Visa Attorney in Tampa, FL
At Maney | Gordon | Zeller, P.A., we have over 100 years of joined experience
and board certification in Immigration and Nationality law by the Florida
Bar. With six offices in five cities, our firm handles immigration cases
with integrity and esteemed service for our clients.
Contact a Tampa family visa attorney
today to receive excellent service for your immigration issue.