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In the United States, people with green cards (or lawful permanent residents) may be eligible to bring their family members to the U.S. to live legally alongside of them. There are two main categories of family-based immigrant visas for family members of lawful permanent residents and citizens - Immediate Relative Immigrant Visas and Family Preference Immigrant Visas. For lawful permanent residents with green cards, the options for family visas fall within the Family Preference Immigrant Visa category. The two options are a F2A visa and a F2B visa, which are for the spouses, minor children and unmarried children over 21 of LPRs. The F2A visa is specifically for a lawful permanent resident's spouse or unmarried minor child or children (under the age of 21). The F2B visa is specifically for a lawful permanent resident's unmarried adult children (those 21 years of age or older).
F2A and F2B visas for family members of lawful permanent residents are subject to numerical limitations, which makes them much harder to obtain. This means that the United States only offers a limited number of these Family Preference Immigrant visas per calendar year. Once the allotted number of F2 visas is given out, any other applications will be put on a wait list. The wait list can last anywhere from several months to several years, or longer. This can be stressful and detrimental to the family members of lawful permanent residents that wish to enter the U.S.
Immigration attorneys are here to help those family members of lawful permanent residents that are seeking an F2A visa or F2B visa. Attorneys know the ins and outs of US immigration laws and they can thoroughly explain your options and the process of filing to you so you fully understand all that an F2A visa or F2B visa entails. You will be asked to fill out many documents, provide records and evidence of family relationship, pay certain fees, and attend interviews with immigration officers during the visa process. Any mistake or misrepresentation can cause your application to be promptly denied, which would mean you or your family member could not enter or live in the United States. In addition, if you or your family member has been living illegally in the U.S. or has committed any crimes, you or they could also be denied and face serious consequences. An immigration lawyer understands the importance of obtaining an F2A visa or F2B visa for certain family members of lawful permanent residents to be able to legally enter the United States and be with their families. An immigration attorney will walk you through the visa process step by step to ensure your application goes through as smoothly and quickly as possible.
If you need an immigration lawyer to assist you with F2A visa or F2B visa complications, or if you have general questions regarding these family visas, contact Attorney Search Network today. Attorney Search Network can help you find an immigration lawyer near you who can help.
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