Family Based Immigration Attorney serving Gainesville, Florida

Navigating the Complexities of
Family-Based Immigration

Don't let legal obstacles stand in the way of reuniting with your loved ones.

Experienced professionals at Itasca Legal Law Firm are here to assist you through the entire process of family based immigration.

Family-based immigration is the process of immigrating to the United States based on a close family relationship with a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. If you have a family member who is a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, you may be eligible to apply for a family-based visa. At Itasca Legal, PLLC, we offer family-based immigration services to help reunite families and provide them with the legal guidance they need.

Types of Family Based Immigration

Immediate Relative

Family Preference


Immediate Relative Visas

Immediate relative visas are available to the immediate family members of U.S. citizens. This includes spouses, unmarried children under the age of 21, and parents of U.S. citizens who are over the age of 21. There is no annual limit on the number of immediate relative visas that can be issued, which means that these visas are usually processed quickly.

Family Preference Visas

Family preference visas are available to the family members of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents who are not immediate relatives. This includes unmarried sons and daughters over the age of 21, married children of any age, and siblings of U.S. citizens who are over the age of 21. Family preference visas are subject to an annual limit, which means that there may be a wait time before the visa is issued.

Fiancé(e) Visas

If you are engaged to a U.S. citizen and plan to marry within 90 days of entering the United States, you may be eligible for a fiancé(e) visa. This visa allows you to enter the United States for the purpose of getting married and then adjusting your status to become a legal permanent resident.

Understanding the Two Paths to Legal Immigration

Adjustment of Status​

If you are already in the United States and are eligible for a family-based visa, you may be able to apply for adjustment of status. This process allows you to apply for legal permanent residency without leaving the country.
If you are outside the United States and are eligible for a family-based visa, you will need to go through consular processing. This process involves applying for the visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate in your home country.

If you or a loved one are seeking legal immigration to the United States, contact us today to learn more about which option is right for you and get started on the path to achieving your immigration goals.

Get in Touch​

At Itasca Legal, PLLC, we have experience helping families navigate the family-based immigration process. Our attorneys can provide you with the guidance you need to ensure that your application is completed correctly and that you have the best chance of success.

In conclusion, family-based immigration is a complex process, but with the help of an experienced immigration attorney, you can reunite with your loved ones in the United States. At Itasca Legal, PLLC, we are dedicated to helping families navigate the immigration system and providing them with the legal guidance they need. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.