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Experienced Immigration Lawyers Serving Families in New York City and New Jersey

If you are seeking a visa for yourself or a family member, the Alba Law Firm is prepared to do everything possible to make it happen. We have served many clients and families in New York City and New Jersey and can begin serving you and your family immediately. When you bring us onto your team, we will work with you to complete the following steps:

Filing a Visa Petition

Persons seeking entry into the United States and residence thereafter will have to be petitioned for by a family member. If you are a current, permanent U.S. resident, you will need to fill out a visa petition, officially naming your relative as a beneficiary. In order to complete a visa petition, you will be required to supply official proof of your familial connection, as well as proof that you are actually a legal, permanent U.S. resident.

It is important to file a visa petition as soon as possible, because it establishes what is known as a priority date. This officially puts you in the queue to receive a green card for your relative, if they qualify. If you are concerned about providing official proof of your permanent residency or you are unsure how to go about obtaining official documentation from family members in other countries, our experienced immigration attorneys at the Alba Law Firm, P.C. can advise you on the best way to proceed.

Additional Steps to Getting a Visa for Family Members

After your petition is approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, you will be required to go through National Visa Center processing, at which point you will have to select an immigration agent and pay the necessary fees. Then, there are a few things you will be required to submit:

  • Visa Application Form: The beneficiary (or person seeking permanent residency in the U.S.) will have to complete this application. Be sure to include your NVC case number, your family member’s beneficiary identification number, and the invoice identification number on your initial NVC welcome letter.
  • Important Financial Documents: In this step, the beneficiary will be required to prove that the petitioner has the funds and income necessary to support them if they are permitted entry and residency in the United States. The petitioning family member will then have to complete and submit an Affidavit of Support and supply the requested financial documents, which may include pay stubs and IRS records.
  • Supporting Documents: It will be important to have original copies of important documents (such as birth certificates, marriage licenses, etc.), and all documents must be translated to English by a certified translator. In most cases, this means the petitioner and beneficiary will have to work together to obtain original documents from the beneficiary’s current or home country. This can prove challenging without a knowledgeable legal representative, and complications or failure to supply the necessary documents will halt the process.

At the Alba Law Firm, P.C., we have served immigrants and their families in a variety of circumstances. We know how important it is to have a New York City immigration attorney guide you through the process. We are committed to making the immigration and visa application process as smooth as possible, and we are ready to begin serving you and your family right away.

Schedule your consultation today, or call (800) 275-0251 to speak to a member of our team immediately.

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