Consular Processing/Family-Based Visas Helping You Start a New Life in the United States

Macon Family-Based Visas

Consular Processing Lawyer

Family-based immigration accounts for the majority of immigration cases in the U.S. every year. The process, however, can be frustrating, confusing, and uncertain. To have the best chance at reuniting your family and realizing your immigration dreams, it is highly advised that you turn to a law firm in your area that deals with these issues on a daily basis and is committed to providing the highest levels of service.

At Deadwyler-Heuman Law Firm, LLC, we can help you navigate the U.S. immigration system to ensure that your case is handled with the professional care and attention it deserves. Our Macon family-based visas/consular processing attorney can ensure that your paperwork, documentation, and other requirements are completed and submitted properly and according to necessary deadlines. This will help to prevent delays, denials, and other pitfalls that can arise when dealing with these complex laws and procedures. We can also monitor your case as it moves through the system in order to give you an honest and needed evaluation of where you stand and what to expect. Our firm will do everything possible to guide you every step of the way to make your family-based case as smooth and painless as possible.

Need to obtain or renew a family-based green card? Reach out to our firm at (478) 205-6623 for a free case evaluation to learn more about how we can help. You can also reach us online by clicking here. Hablamos español.

Family-Based Immigration

Two factors will determine your path to a family-based green card, which will allow you to live and work in the U.S. on an indefinite basis so long as you continue to renew.

These two factors are:

  • Whether or not you are eligible
  • Whether you are applying from inside or outside the U.S.

Eligibility for Family-Based Visas

Only certain individuals are eligible to apply for a green card through family connections. This is based on whether the family member who sponsors your petition is a U.S. citizen or a permanent legal resident (green card holder). These individuals can apply on a preference basis, starting with first preference for the spouses, unmarried children under the age of 21, and the parents of a U.S. citizen who is at least 21, known as “immediate” relatives. Other family members of U.S. citizens who may be eligible include unmarried sons and daughters aged 21 and older and married sons and daughters (third preference), and the siblings of a citizen who is at least 21 (fourth preference}.

Second preference eligibility includes the spouses and children under the age of 21 of green card holders, as well as the unmarried sons and daughters aged 21 or older of green card holders.

Other family-based immigration categories include the fiancé(e)s of U.S. citizens and their children, widows and widowers of U.S. citizens, and the abused spouses, children, or parents of U.S. citizens.

Family-based immigration generally involves two applications, an immigrant petition and an application for a green card. The family member who is sponsoring you generally files the petition on your behalf.

Consular Processing

You may apply for family-based immigration within the U.S. through an Embassy, or outside the U.S. in your home country through a U.S. Department of State consulate. You must file your petition and documentation at the consulate in your area abroad, and then wait for a decision from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). If approved, you will receive further notice of what to do next. Our firm can guide you through this process.

Deadwyler-Heuman Law Firm, LLC can assist you through all of the necessary steps to apply for a family-based green card, whether through consular processing or within the U.S. Call us at (478) 205-6623 or contact us online via our message form.

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Why Choose Our Firm?
  • Simple & Hassle-Free Payment Plans

    We will not turn you away because of financial difficulties.

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    Attorney Ashley Deadwyler-Heuman is a highly respected attorney amongst prosecutors and judges.

  • A Personal, Vested Interest in Our Clients

    We are committed to handling each case with the attention and respect you deserve.

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