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Family Based Immigration

Family-Based Immigration Lawyer in Alexandria, VA

Family immigration is vital for individuals seeking to live permanently in the United States with their close relatives. Navigating the family immigration process requires a thorough understanding of the eligibility criteria, application procedures, and legal nuances to ensure a successful outcome. 

At Mughal Law Firm, our team is dedicated to guiding you through each step, offering clear communication and professional advice to unite your family under the protections and opportunities provided by U.S. residency. 

Our Alexandria family-based immigration attorney has had the pleasure and satisfaction of bringing many families together in the U.S. through his abundant experience and knowledge of U.S. immigration law.

Discuss your needs and concerns with our family-based immigration lawyer in a consultation. Contact us online or at (703) 520-7571 to make an appointment. 

Family-Sponsored Visas

The U.S. immigration system allows for various types of family-sponsored visas, including:

  • Immediate relative (IR) visas: These visas are for direct relatives of U.S. citizens, including spouses, unmarried children under 21, and parents of citizens aged 21 and over. Spouses, unmarried children under 21, and unmarried sons or daughters of any age may also be sponsored by lawful permanent residents .
  • Family preference (FP) visas: These are for more distant family relationships with U.S. citizens and some specified relationships with lawful permanent residents (LPRs). Unlike IR visas, FP visas are subject to numerical limits each year.

Eligibility and specific requirements vary depending on the visa category and the applicant's relationship to the sponsoring relative.

Hear From Our Happy Clients

At Mughal Law Firm, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "Prompt, Professional & Knowledgeable"
    Mughal Law Firm was prompt, professional, knowledgeable, and was there for me through the entire process. Faisal was super communicative.
    - Annam M.
    "Attention to Detail"
    Had a one hour consultation with Attorney Mughal to look over a business contract. Very pleased with his attention to detail and service. Saved me thousands of dollars and I cannot more highly recommend him.
    - Alex S.
    "5-Star Service"
    Mr. Shawn Mughal is not your typical lawyer. He is super personable, friendly, and knowledgeable. He is my “go-to” resource for all legal advice. I rate him 5 STARS across the board for his service, knowledge, and professionalism.
    - M. Parker
    "Gets the Job Done"
    I met with the lawyer and he was very professional, nice, and got to the point fast. I immediately knew I needed his service for my business situation.
    - Karen A.
    "Forever Grateful"
    Shawn listened to my concerns and explained every outcome. He is a driven, hard-working, experienced attorney, and I recommend his services to anyone who seeks to reconcile their business or contract cases.
    - Quanika T.

Common Family-Based Cases We Handle

Mughal Law Firm commonly handles the following types of family-based immigration:

  • Petition for Alien Relative I-130: This form is used by U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) to establish a qualifying relationship with certain alien relatives who intend to immigrate to the United States. Filing and approval of an I-130 is the first step in the family-based immigration process.
  • Adjustment of Status I-485: Filed by an immigrant already in the United States, this application is for adjusting their current status to that of a lawful permanent resident (green card holder). This process is relevant for those who entered the U.S. on a visa and seek to obtain permanent residency without returning to their home country.
  • Affidavit of Support I-864: This legal document must demonstrate that an immigrant will not become a public charge in the United States. It is often filed by the U.S. citizen or LPR sponsor, affirming that they will support their relative financially at an amount above the U.S. poverty line.
  • FiancĂ©(e) Visa I-129: Specifically designed for foreign-citizen fiancĂ©(e)s of U.S. citizens, this visa allows them to travel to the United States for marriage. After the marriage, the foreign citizen can apply for an adjustment of status to a permanent resident (LPR).
  • Green cards and renewals: Permanent resident cards, commonly known as green cards, allow individuals to live and work permanently in the United States. Our services include assistance with applying for green cards, whether through adjustment of status, consular processing, or other means, and helping with the renewal process should a card expire or be lost.
  • Consular processing for family preference visas: This is the procedure through which an individual applies for a U.S. green card (lawful permanent resident status) outside the United States. It involves managing the application process for family preference visas through U.S. consulates abroad, including navigating the priority dates and dealing with consular interviews.

Helping Unite Families Since 2013

Why Choose Mughal Law Firm?
  • Client Centered Approach
    Our solutions are tailored to your specific objectives and needs.
  • Providing Service in Spanish
    Immigration help provided by a Spanish-speaking team.
  • We Only Handle Immigration
    We're exclusively focused on handling immigration cases.
  • Virtual Consultation Available
    Meet with our immigration lawyers during a virtual consultation!

Partner with a Team That Cares

Choosing our firm for your family-based immigration needs means placing your trust in a team of dedicated professionals who understand the profound importance of uniting families. Our depth of experience, detailed knowledge of the immigration process, and commitment to personalized service set us apart. 

We take pride in helping you navigate the U.S. immigration system. With us, you're not just another case file; you're a family looking to build a promising future, and we're here to help make that happen. We serve clients in Fairfax County, Arlington County, and Northern VA.  

Connect with us online or at(703) 520-7571 to consult with our Alexandria family-based immigration attorney. 

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