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Family Immigration Lawyers Chicago

Family Immigration Lawyers Chicago

The United States allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (green card holders) to bring immediate family over to the U.S. on an expedited basis. In other words, while others may have to wait years before having their applications processed, certain individuals who are connected here in the U.S. can go to the front of the line. 

Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan can help those who qualify bring immediate family over to the U.S. Contact us today to set up an appointment.

Family Immigration Lawyers in Chicago Can Help

U.S. citizens, green card holders, and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) can petition U.S. immigration authorities to bring spouses, children, siblings, and parents over to the U.S. Legal residents in good standing with the U.S. can get their family to the front of the line. The question then becomes: Who qualifies as immediate family?

  • Spouses,
  • Unmarried children under 21 years of age,
  • Children adopted before the age of 16, and
  • Parents who are supported by an adult over the age of 21.

Those who do not qualify as immediate family are subject to yearly limits. They may have to wait several years before their application is processed. These include:

  • Children over the age of 21,
  • Married children,
  • Grandchildren, and
  • Siblings over the age of 21.

Non-immediate family are subject to wait lists. Visas are extended in chronological order from the date of receipt. Wait times can be years before they are processed and accepted. In some cases, you may be able to bring family over on another type of visa which may not have as long a wait time. Family immigration lawyers can help you make this choice. Our attorneys have the required experience to navigate some of the complexities of U.S. immigration law. Your loved one may qualify under a different type of visa. Talk to us and we can help.

Family Immigration Lawyers in Chicago

Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan help lawful permanent residents and U.S. citizens bring family over to the U.S. from abroad. We can get your relatives here faster than they otherwise would if they were applying for a visa on their own. We have helped thousands begin their life in the U.S. Talk to us today and we can help you and your loved one begin their new life in America.

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