Obtaining legal residency in the United States through a family relationship can be confusing, daunting and exasperating. The knowledgeable and experienced New York immigration attorneys at C.T. Lee & Associates, work to resolve your case quickly and cost-efficiently.
We help bring families together by working with U.S. citizens and green card holders who wish to bring other family members to live in the U.S. We also work to keep immigrant families living in the U.S. together when a family member faces deportation.
Current U.S. immigration laws designate certain categories that allow you to petition for a family visa. They are:
– A parent, spouse, sibling, minor child or adult child (married or unmarried) of any U.S. citizen
– Any person a U.S. citizen is engaged to marry
– A spouse, minor child or adult unmarried child of a lawful permanent resident (green card holder)
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) also recognizes adoptive and step relationships with some restrictions. A widow or widower of a U.S. citizen also may be able to obtain permanent resident status in the U.S.
A person who files for permanent residency also can petition for an employment authorization document, which is more commonly known as a “work permit.” This clears the way for lawful employment in the United States pending a decision on the application for permanent residency.
If your application for a family-based visa has been denied, you have 30 days to appeal. A petition that has been revoked has 15 days to appeal. If an appeal before the Administrative Appeals Office or the Board of Immigration Appeals is unsuccessful, you generally have another 30 days to appeal that decision.
We emphasize on clear communication and a personal approach. Our clients work directly with an attorney from the initial consultation through the resolution of the case. We are quick to respond to client needs, available to answer your questions and intent on keeping you informed of the status of your case.
Few areas of law impact the long-term future of individuals and businesses as much as immigration law. The attorneys at C.T. Lee & Associates understand this, which is why we carefully analyze every client’s needs before developing a strategy that is designed to achieve each client’s goals as effectively and cost-efficiently as possible. See below for our list of services within immigration.
BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT-BASED IMMIGRATION – L-1 VISAS – O-1 VISAS – H-1B VISAS – EB-1 EXTRAORDINARY ABILITY GREEN CARDS – EB-2 EXCEPTIONAL ABILITY GREEN CARDS – EB-3 SKILLED AND UNSKILLED GREEN CARDS – EB-5 INVESTOR/EMPLOYMENT CREATION VISA – E VISAS (TRADER, INVESTOR, SPECIALITY OCCUPATIONS) – FAMILY-BASED IMMIGRATION – GREEN CARDS – VISITORS AND STUDENTS – P-1 & P-4 VISAS – U VISA – SPECIAL IMMIGRANT JUVENILE STATUS