Family Based Visas

Orlando Family Visa Attorneys

We Can Help You Keep Your Family Together

As a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, you may be able to sponsor relatives living in another country to receive family visas and immigrate to the United States.

Many factors influence the ease and speed of this process:

  • The relationship between you and your family members
  • Whether you are a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident
  • In some cases, your family’s country of origin

At Lim Law, P.A., we offer free in-person consultations for new clients. Call our family visa lawyers in Maitland and Orlando today at (407) 512-9919.

Immediate Relative Immigration Visas

If you are a U.S. citizen (not a lawful permanent resident), you may sponsor the following relatives:

  • Your spouse
  • Your parent(s) if you are a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Your unmarried children under 21 years
  • An orphan adopted abroad or to be adopted in the U.S.

The U.S. sets no limits on the number of your close relatives who may emigrate from any country. If they legally enter the United States, close relatives are free to accept employment.

Family Preference Immigration Visas

If you are a U.S. citizen, your more distant family members may be able to apply for certain Family Preference visas. If you are a lawful permanent resident, these visas may provide immigration opportunities for certain family members. The government sets a limit on the number of visas available in each category. Be prepared for a wait time extending up to several years.

Family Preference Categories

Note: When a child marries or reaches the age of 21 years, s/he is no longer considered a minor and is referred to as a “son” or “daughter.”

  • Category Family 1: Unmarried sons and daughters of U.S. citizens, and their minor children, if any.
  • Category Family 2: Spouses, minor children, and unmarried sons and daughters (age 21 and over) of legal permanent residents.
  • Category Family 3: Married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens, their spouses, and their minor children.
  • Category Family 4: Brothers and sisters of U.S. citizens age 21 and over, their spouses and their minor children. U.S. citizens must be age 21 years or over.

Conditional Permanent Residence for Spouses

If you are a U.S. citizen and you and your spouse have been married two years or less, he/she will be granted conditional permanent residence status. This conditional status lasts for two years, dating from the time your spouse becomes a legal resident.

You and your spouse must apply together to remove the conditions on your spouse’s residence. You must file your application during the 90 days before the expiration date on your spouse’s Green Card. Failure to apply in this time frame could mean your spouse loses conditional resident status and may be removed from the country.

Minors (your unmarried children/stepchildren under 21) are also considered conditional residents. They must also file a petition to cancel their conditional status. As parents who hold conditional resident status, you can include your minor children in your request for removal of the residency conditions.

Affidavit of Financial Support

If you are a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident sponsoring relatives for family immigrant visas, you must complete an affidavit of support for each applicant. This form is proof you can adequately support your family at an income level at or above 125 percent of the federal poverty level.

If your household income does not meet minimum requirements, other assets such as evidence of checking and savings accounts, stocks, bonds, or property may support your claim. Another person may be asked to act as co-sponsor.

Offering services in English, Spanish, French, Mandarin, and Cantonese, our dedicated Orlando family visa attorneys can help many clients in their native language. Contact us today.

Attorneys

  • Henry  Lim, Esq. Photo
    Henry Lim, Esq.

    Founding Attorney

    Born in Nicaragua, Orlando immigration lawyer Henry Lim knows the immigrant experience firsthand. He knows how stressful the process can be. Because of this, Henry knows the value of an aggressive immigration attorney. He uses his skill and insight to work for you.
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    Rafael Ortiz-Segura

    Of Counsel

    With 23 years of experience on the bench, former Immigration Judge Rafael Ortiz-Segura brings a unique perspective and a wealth of knowledge to Lim Law, P.A. His time in Orlando immigration court makes him one of the most experienced professionals in immigration in all of Central Florida. Most immigration lawyers in Orlando have argued cases before him.
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    Henye S. Perez

    Attorney

    Henye S. Perez has handled a multitude of cases involving complex immigration matters, ranging fro visa petitions to defending immigrants in removal proceedings. He has advocated for clients before U. S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, U.S. Immigration Customs & Enforcement, and the Executive Office of Immigration Review in immigration court. Mr. Perez graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2010. He then continued his studies at ...
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    Michelle Villagran

    Attorney

    Michelle Villagran joined the Lim Law, P.A. team in 2017. As the daughter of immigrants from Mexico, she has a personal understanding of the struggles individuals endure while navigating the American immigration system. Ms. Villagran graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2010, where she received a bachelor's degree in Business Management. She later graduated from the Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law. During her law school career, Ms. Villagran participated in the ...
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