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Reunite with Your Family: Atlanta's Premier Family Immigration Lawyers

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At Quijano Law, our experienced team of family immigration lawyers is committed to helping you navigate the complex process of obtaining a green card through a family member. Whether you're seeking a green card through a US citizen or a lawful permanent resident (LPR), we're here to provide personalized guidance and support throughout the process.
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Obtain a Green Card Through a US Citizen Family Member: Eligibility and Requirements

Our family immigration lawyers understand the importance of reuniting families, and we can help you meet the requirements for obtaining a green card through a US citizen family member. We'll guide you through the process, which may include the following eligibility criteria:
  • Immediate Relatives: spouse, unmarried children under 21, and parents
  • Family preference categories: adult children (married or unmarried), siblings, and their eligible family members
  • Affidavit of Support: from the sponsoring family member
  • Admissibility requirements: for example, background checks and medical examinations

Green Card Through a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR)

Obtaining a green card through an LPR family member can be complex, but our skilled family immigration lawyers near you are here to help. We'll assist you in meeting the requirements, which may involve:
  • Spouse and unmarried children (under 21)
  • Unmarried adult children
  • Priority dates and visa availability
  • Affidavit of Support and admissibility requirements

Why Choose Quijano Law for Your Family Immigration Needs

Our dedicated team of family immigration lawyers in Atlanta, Georgia, is committed to providing exceptional service and results. When you choose Quijano Law, you can expect:
  • Personalized attention: We understand that every case is unique, and we tailor our approach to meet your specific needs.
  • In-depth knowledge: Our lawyers are well-versed in the intricacies of family immigration law, ensuring you receive accurate guidance and support.
  • Proven success: With years of experience, our team has a track record of helping clients successfully obtain green cards through family members.
  • Compassionate support: We understand the challenges and emotions involved in the immigration process, and we're here to offer compassionate support every step of the way.

The Preference System

Eligible family members that are not immediate relatives are covered by the family preference system. See the table below. Relatives in the preference categories must wait until a visa number is available. The time for visa numbers to become available varies based upon preference, country, and priority date. No country is favored over another, but each is limited to 7% of the total cap for independent countries and 2% for colonies or dependent areas. Visa allocations are generally charged to the country of birth, not the country of nationality or citizenship, with a few exceptions. If a country has more applicants than available visa numbers, it is considered oversubscribed. Countries that are currently oversubscribed include China (mainland born), India, Mexico, and Philippines.
The U.S. Department of State publishes an updated Visa Bulletin monthly that provides the current cut-off dates for each preference category. Family petitions with priority dates before the cut-off dates are entitled to a visa number. The priority date is generally the date the Petition for Alien Relative is properly filed with USCIS.
PreferenceBeneficiaryAnnual Visas
FirstUnmarried sons and daughters of US Citizens23,400 + unused 4th preference
SecondSpouses and unmarried children of Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs)114,200 + excess over 226,000 + unused 1st preference
ThirdMarried sons and daughters of US Citizens23,400 + unused 1st and 2nd preference
FourthBrothers and sisters of US Citizens65,000 + any unused from preferences 1-3

Understanding Processing Times

The Visa Bulletin indicates the current processing times. To read the Visa Bulletin, find the cell where the country of birth—or country of chargeability—of the beneficiary coincides with the preference. If the country of chargeability is not listed, then it falls under the “All…Except Those Listed” column. The date in the cell is the current cut-off date, i.e. petitions with priority dates before this date are entitled to a visa number. The cut-off date is also an indicator of the wait time for the country and preference category, e.g. if it’s currently April 2015 and the cut-off date is April 2013, then there is approximately a two year wait time for a visa number to be allocated. Remember, this does not apply to immediate relatives (IRs) who receive a visa number immediately.

Contact Quijano Law: Your Family Immigration Lawyer Near You

If you're searching for a family immigration lawyer in the Atlanta, Georgia metropolitan area, look no further than Quijano Law. Our team of experienced professionals is here to guide you through the process of obtaining a green card through a family member, ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and begin the journey to reuniting with your loved ones.
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