Ocala Family-Based Visa Lawyer

Ocala Family-Based Visa Lawyer
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For a trusted Ocala immigration lawyer, look no further than Bogin, Munns &  Munns. Our Ocala family-based visa lawyers have decades of experience navigating the intricate process of family-based visas. Our law firm is dedicated to reuniting families and helping them lay the foundation for a prosperous future in the United States. With a deep understanding of the complexities surrounding immigration law, our team of attorneys is equipped to provide comprehensive support and guidance through every step of your family-based visa application.

Whether you’re seeking to bring a spouse, child, parent, or sibling to the U.S., our expertise is tailored to ensure a smooth and efficient process, minimizing hurdles and maximizing success. Serving the heart of Florida, Bogin, Munns & Munns is committed to upholding the values of family unity and offering personalized legal solutions to meet the unique needs of each client in Ocala and beyond.

What Are the Eligibility Requirements for Ocala Family-Based Visas?

Family-based visas are a cornerstone of U.S. immigration policy, enabling U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) to bring their close relatives to the United States. The eligibility criteria for these visas are designed to ensure that family reunification is achieved in a manner consistent with U.S. immigration laws.

Figuring out which family members you can petition to bring on your immigration status may be a little overwhelming, and dealing with all the paperwork is enough to make anyone quit. Our immigration attorneys know how important this is, and we’ll do everything in our power to make this process as pain-free as possible.

To consult with an experienced family-based visa lawyer serving Ocala, call 855-780-9986

Sponsoring Someone for a Family Visa in Ocala

U.S. citizens can sponsor their immediate relatives, including spouses and unmarried children under the age of 21. Citizens can also sponsor their parents, but only if the sponsor is 21 years or older. They are also eligible to sponsor siblings and married children of any age.

If you are a lawful permanent resident, you are limited to sponsoring spouses, unmarried children under the age of 21, and unmarried sons and daughters over the age of 21.

Sponsors must demonstrate the ability to financially support their relatives at 125% above the mandated poverty line to ensure the immigrant does not become a public charge. When sponsoring a family member, you must fill out Form I-864 to confirm that your relative will have financial support when they move to the United States. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Department provides a chart on the 2023 poverty guidelines, but please note they are subject to change each year. 

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Being Sponsored by Your Family Member

As a beneficiary, you must be eligible to receive a visa and be admitted to the United States. This means you should not fall under any of the categories of inadmissibility defined by immigration law, which include health-related grounds, criminal history, security reasons, and previous immigration violations.

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Types of Family-Based Visas Our Lawyers Can Help You Seek

There are two categories of visas to consider when bringing your family to Ocala; which one you should choose depends on the relative you are trying to sponsor. Application forms will differ based on the visa you are trying to procure, but our lawyers can keep you on track and ensure we submit all the correct forms and documents. 

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Immediate Relative Visas

There are five categories of Immediate Relative Visas:

  • An IR-1 Visa is for the spouse of a U.S. citizen. The marriage must be legally valid and recognized by the place where it occurred. The couple must prove a bona fide marriage, not married for the sole purpose of obtaining an immigration benefit.
  • An IR-2 Visa is designated for unmarried children under 21 years of age of U.S. citizens. This includes biological children, adopted children, and stepchildren under certain conditions.
  • An IR-3 Visa is for children adopted abroad by a U.S. citizen, requiring finalized adoption and a visit by the U.S. citizen parent before or during the adoption process.
  • An IR-4 Visa is for children to be adopted within the U.S. by a U.S. citizen, where the child may have been preliminarily adopted abroad but the final adoption will occur in the U.S.
  • An IR-5 Visa is for parents of U.S. citizens who are at least 21 years old, allowing these citizens to sponsor their parents for immigration without an annual cap, facilitating quicker processing.

These kinds of visas are not subject to annual caps, meaning there is no limit to the number of visas issued in these categories each year. If you need help applying, or if you’re facing rejection, give us a call to see how the Ocala visa lawyers at Bogin, Munns & Munns can help.

Family Preference Visas

Like the Immediate Relative Visas, there are multiple types of Family Preference Visas.

  • An F1 Visa is for unmarried sons and daughters of U.S. citizens who are 21 years of age and older.
  • An F2A Visa is for the spouses and unmarried children under 21 years of age of LPRs. It highlights the importance of keeping nuclear families together.
  • An F2B Visa is for unmarried sons and daughters (21 years of age or older) of lawful permanent residents, highlighting the path for older children of LPRs to reunite with their families.
  • An F3 Visa is for married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens, including their spouses and minor children, bridging the gap for U.S. citizens looking to bring their married offspring and their families to the U.S.
  • F4 Visa is for the siblings of U.S. citizens, where the sponsor must be at least 21 years old. This category recognizes the broader definition of family beyond the immediate nuclear family.

Family Preference Visas are subject to annual caps, which means they are limited in number each year, and beneficiaries often face longer waiting periods.

These visa categories are designed to accommodate the diverse needs of American families seeking to bring their loved ones to the United States. While the immediate relative visas aim to reunite nuclear families without delay, the family preference visas extend this opportunity to a broader circle of family members, albeit with certain limitations and longer wait times.

Let Our Immigration Lawyer Help You Get a Family-Based Visa in Ocala

At Bogin, Munns & Munns, our family-based visa lawyers are dedicated to making your dream of family reunification a reality. With our deep understanding of U.S. immigration laws and the immigration process, we’ll guide you through every step, ensuring your application not only meets but exceeds the stringent requirements.

Let us handle the complexities, from meticulously preparing your paperwork to addressing any eligibility concerns so you can focus on what truly matters—preparing for your loved ones’ arrival. Our expertise is your peace of mind; we’re not just processing applications, we’re building your case with the precision it deserves. Choose Bogin, Munns & Munns, and let’s bring your family together, under one roof, in the United States. Call us today to get started.

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