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.
Finding your perfect match and starting a family abroad seems like a dream, but trying to move a new family back to the United States might actually turn out to be a logistical nightmare. Considering the paperwork and extra expenses found along the way, it could be months or even years before you and your family’s paperwork and visas are approved.
So what seems to be the problem with Family Based Immigration? The United States has a strict regimen of interviews and hurdles to get through to make sure that illegal or scam immigrants do not obtain citizenship.