California Attorneys Guide Clients Through the Family-Based Immigration Process
Comprehensive counsel for people looking to help loved ones immigrate
The family-based immigration attorneys at Rich & Chappell explain the procedures and requirements that are involved with different forms of family-based immigration. In most cases, our clients are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who need to learn about the best ways to obtain U.S. entry or permanent residence for a relative: parent, spouse, fiancé or fiancée, son or daughter, brother or sister. We can help you understand what to expect and what needs to be done. Our firm serves family, individual and business clients nationwide and around the world. Our versatility and breadth of experience in U.S. immigration law represent a significant benefit for our clients.
Skilled advocates assist with visa and status issues
Much of our work for family clients involves achieving entry, maintenance of status, adjustment of status, change of status, and finding the fastest and most effective ways to meet immediate or ongoing immigration objectives. Sometimes the fastest way will require additional work later on, as when a noncitizen spouse enters the United States on a nonimmigrant K-3 visa. We give our clients clear explanations of all their options, so that the eventual choice is based on sound advice and clear judgment.
Examples of the kinds of family immigration situations we handle include:
- Permanent residence (green card) for immediate relatives
- Entry and permanent residence for noncitizen spouses
- Preference categories for family-based immigration visas
- Nonimmigrant K-3 visas
- Fiancé or fiancée visas
- Adjustment of status
- Consular processing
- Family-based waivers of inadmissibility
- Naturalization and citizenship
- Removal defense
We explain each process carefully, so that you know just what to expect: length of time, priority dates, evidence and documentation requirements, visa bulletins, interview process, and the affidavits of support that must be completed for the noncitizen relative.
We provide straightforward and timely answers to your questions while giving you the information you need to make informed choices about your family.