Family Based Immigration
Written by Edward Lai

Family Based Visa Petitions

An American citizen may petition for certain family members to receive a green card, fiancé(e) visa, or K-3/K-4 visa through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. The purpose of a family-based visa petition is to document a petitioner’s interest, right, and ability to assist a relative’s immigration to the United States. The process begins with filing the appropriate petition form, which will establish the family relationship existing between the petitioner and relative.

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