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Family-Based Immigration Lawyers in DuPage County

Schaumburg Family Immigration Law Firm

Itasca Family Visa Attorney

At Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C., our attorneys assist individuals and families in obtaining visas for family members in a wide range of complex situations and circumstances. While not every case is complicated, the applicable federal immigration laws can be extremely confusing, and meeting the necessary requirements can be challenging. We know how important it is to have a qualified family-based immigration lawyer on your side as you look to provide a better life for your loved ones.

For nearly two decades, Attorney Ana M. Mencini and her team have been providing trusted guidance on immigration matters to clients throughout DuPage County and the rest of Northern Illinois. We have the skills, experience, and legal knowledge to help you obtain a favorable outcome in your case.

Helping Families in Northern Illinois

Under the immigration laws of the United States, U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents are permitted to sponsor and petition for their relatives and fiancés to receive temporary or permanent visas. In most cases, the process for applying for family-based immigration is fairly straightforward, and it starts with the citizen or legal permanent resident filing a completed Form I-130. Assuming that the application is accepted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Petitioner will be given a date after which the eligible family members can apply for a visa or permanent resident status.

There are a limited number of family visas and permanent resident approvals available each year. As a result, USCIS has set up a preference system to process family applications. Spouses, minor children, and parents of U.S. Citizens are considered immediate relatives, so they are not part of the family preference system. Other family members receive consideration in a predetermined order:

  • Unmarried adult children of current U.S. citizens and their minor children receive first preference;
  • Spouses, minor children, and unmarried adult children of legal permanent residents receive second preference, with the vast majority of visas in this category set aside for spouses and minor children;
  • Married children of current U.S. citizens, their spouses, and their minor children receive third preference; and
  • Siblings of current U.S. citizens, their spouses, and their minor children receive fourth preference.

It is important to understand that you cannot sponsor a grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, or in-law for family-based immigration.

Cook County Counsel for K-Visas

If you are planning to marry a foreign national, a K-visa could allow your future spouse to enter the United States so that the marriage can take place. Similarly, a K-visa could also be appropriate if you married a foreign national outside of the United States and your spouse is waiting for his or her green card to be processed. K-visas—sometimes called fiancé visas—are intended to be temporary and can be revoked if the marriage is never finalized or if the marriage is terminated via a divorce or annulment. There are several types of K-visas available, and our team can help you determine which one best suits your specific needs.

Call 630-875-1700 Today

For more information about family-based immigration, contact our office. Attorney Ana M. Mencini is the daughter of a Colombian immigrant, so she knows the struggles that many families face. Call 630-875-1700 to schedule a reduced-cost consultation with a member of our team today. Our firm serves individuals and families in Itasca, Bloomingdale, Bensenville, Rosemont, Roselle, Schaumburg, DuPage County, Cook County, and the rest of Northern Illinois.

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