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Petition For Alien Relative I-130

Petition for Alien Relative I-130 Lawyer in Alexandria, VA

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The Petition for Alien Relative I-130 is a critical document filed by U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents (green card holders} to establish a qualifying relationship with certain alien relatives who wish to immigrate to the U. S. The approval of an I-130 petition is the first step in a family member's immigration process, laying the groundwork for them to apply for a visa to enter and live in the U.S. permanently.

The I-130 form is like an introduction to the USCIS concerning your sponsorship of a relative into the country. Therefore, it makes sense that to get an I-130 approved, you have to prove your relationship with the person you are sponsoring. 

Navigating the I-130 petition process and the multitude of immigration laws can be challenging. At Mughal Law Firm, we concentrate our practice on nothing but U.S. immigration law. We have gained extensive experience and knowledge in helping clients nationwide achieve positive results with all their immigration needs. 

Reserve a consultation with our Alexandria attorney for Petitions for Alien Relatives by contacting us online or at (703) 520-7571

The Value of Immigration Representation 

The value of legal representation cannot be overstated when dealing with the complexities of the U.S. immigration system. An experienced attorney such as Mr. Mughal can provide guidance through the process, ensure compliance with all legal requirements, advise on potential pitfalls, and assist with the preparation of waivers.

Legal representation can significantly increase the likelihood of a successful outcome by providing clarity, efficiency, and peace of mind throughout the process.

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The I-130 Process

The I-130 visa petition process involves several detailed steps, starting with the U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (the petitioner) who files on behalf of their relative. This filing must include proof of the petitioner's status as a citizen or resident and evidence of the qualifying relationship to the immigrant (the beneficiary), such as marriage certificates for spouses or birth certificates for parents and children. 

Once the petition is filed, it enters a queue for processing, which can vary in length depending on the relationship type and the USCIS service center's workload. If the I-130 petition is approved after processing, it does not immediately grant the beneficiary a visa but rather confirms their eligibility to apply for one. 

The following steps depend on whether the beneficiary is outside or inside the United States. They lead to either consular processing abroad or adjustment of status within the United States.

Learn more about our firm and how we help individuals in Virginia and nationwide pursue their immigration goals and dreams. Our attorney puts over a decade of hard-won experience and knowledge to work for you and is passionate about providing honest, ethical, and dedicated representation. 

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Lack of Proof or Relationship or Missing Documents

A problem often seen when people file the I-130 petition without an attorney is that not enough evidence is submitted or documents are missing to prove the relationship. For instance, if you file on behalf of your spouse but fail to supply the marriage certificate, no proof of your marriage exists. 

Similarly, if you file for your child without a birth certificate with your name on it, you have failed to prove your parental relationship. USCIS needs evidence to establish relationships; they will deny your application if they do not receive it.

Ineligible to File an I-130

Certain people are ineligible to file an I-130. For instance, if you are currently married, you cannot file an I-130 for a new spouse until the divorce from your current spouse is final. Certain past criminal convictions can make you ineligible, such as crimes requiring sex offender registration. 

You are also ineligible as a green card holder filing for someone who is not a spouse, child, or parent. You must be a citizen to file for a sibling or uncle. In these scenarios, speaking to an attorney for advice on the best way to move forward is crucial.

Consult with our attorney about your Petition for Alien Relative by contacting us online or at (703) 520-7571.

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