Family Petition Process

Family Petition ProcessOne of the biggest myths about the family petition process is that all it takes is buying a plane ticket and flying to the United States. In fact, the family petition process takes much more than a passport and a plane ticket. You can’t just pick it up at the airport. The process is very formal and can take a long time. That’s why it’s good to have an experienced immigration attorney working with you and guiding you through the process.

Boyer Law Offices offer many immigration petition services that streamline the process. The services save time and cut costs in the long run. We give estimated wait times, which are based on a number of factors. One factor is the priority of blood relation of the family member (sponsored person). For example, family petitions for siblings usually take between 9 and 12 years. Meanwhile family petitions for mom or dad may only take  We may adjust that estimate, either shorter or longer, based on the individual information of the client.

We assess the sponsor to see whether he or she is eligible according to the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) guidelines to be a sponsor. We do formal background checks. The background checks are required as part of the petition process. We assess financial ability of the applicants and tax history. We also assess the financial ability and tax history of the sponsored person.

Once the family petition is processed and approved, the family member receives a permanent and unconditional green card. A green card is also known as “legal permanent residency.” So, if the family member can make it through all the red tape and paperwork, it will be well worth the wait.

Have a question about your family petition or would like to know more about U.S. immigration? Contact attorney Francis Boyer today.

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