How does family sponsorship work?

| Jan 20, 2021 | Blog, Immigration |

Over the years, countless immigrants in Texas have urged their family members to move to the United States. If they can convince their relatives to make the trip, they often can become U.S. citizens through the process of family sponsorship. This process allows U.S. citizens and permanent residents to give their families a pathway to citizenship.

How does family sponsorship work?

To start, the citizen or permanent resident currently living in the United States will need to file a petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. They will have to provide documentation that proves that this individual is one of their family members. If their application is rejected, immigration law allows them to fix their application and resubmit it.

When their application is accepted, family members will have to receive a visa before they are eligible to move to the United States. Once they have received their visa, they can move to the United States and apply for a green card. They will have to go undergo evaluations and provide documentation before they can become permanent residents.

Bringing family members to the United States can be a challenging process. Fortunately, an attorney could help your relatives secure a visa.

What could an attorney do for you?

The process of moving family members to the United States can be slow and frustrating, especially if your application gets rejected. An attorney could help you prepare a petition, gather documents and file it with the appropriate channels to ensure a quick acceptance. If you have already received a rejection, your attorney could figure out how to fix your application.