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Help For Your Family’s U.S. Permanent Residency Quest

Fuerza Immigration Lawyers has helped many people from other countries and their family members through the process of obtaining permanent residency for:

  • Spouses: Whether it’s creating an immigration petition for your spouse or applying for a nonimmigrant visa, our attorneys will guide you through each aspect of the application.
  • Children (unmarried and under age 21): An attorney can help you create a petition for a minor child and assist throughout the process.
  • Parents, brothers or sisters: Our firm will help you from the initial application through final review of these requests.
  • Fiancé(e): We can walk you through the entirety of the K-1 Visa application process.
  • Same-sex spouse: Same-sex spouses are now recognized to have the same immigration rights, we will help you assert those rights.

In many cases, a green card for a family member is a straightforward process, but an attorney’s help can prevent mistakes and delays. For others, there may be obstacles to overcome. Our Oakland-based immigration law firm focuses on finding creative legal solutions to fit our clients’ unique life circumstances. From Fiancé(e) K-1 Visa applications to parental green card applications, we can help your family.

Are you seeking green cards through employment? We can also evaluate your case and point you in the right direction.

Whatever your situation and however you believe you or your family member may be eligible for a green card, we welcome the opportunity to talk with you. We can help you explore opportunities and prepare an application or appeal that is ready to succeed.

What About Obstacles In Your Way?

You may encounter difficulties obtaining permanent residency status for one or more of these reasons. Below are common problem areas for green card seekers, but in many cases, they are not the end of the road.

Security issues: The U.S. sometimes puts temporary bans on green card applications for people from certain countries associated with terrorism or other security concerns. If your native country is currently targeted in this way, consult with us about your prospects. We work hard to stay on the cutting edge of changing laws and policies that may affect our clients’ immigration aspirations. Our advice may give you insights that can help you plan for the future.

Criminal records: Were you charged or convicted of a misdemeanor or felony in the U.S. or a criminal offense in your country? Explore with our attorneys the ways that a criminal defense attorney may help us to help you in such a case.

Immigration status history: Were you brought to the U.S. as an undocumented minor? What options do you have for pursuing a green card based on marriage to a U.S. citizen or through another family member who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident? Our vast experience can offer the information you need to make the right choices now.

Health: Many (but not all) green card applicants are required to undergo a medical exam. If you have concerns about the impact of your health on your immigration status, we can advise you on options. We have successfully represented immigrants with serious health issues through numerous immigration avenues.

Priority categories: You probably know that it is easier for a spouse or fiancé(e) to get a green card than it is for a brother or sister. If you are not in one of the preferred categories for permanent residency, we can help you explore other possible paths, such as living in the U.S. with a student visa to begin with. Or you may discover that you can pursue derivative citizenship through a parent or grandparent who was born in the U.S.

Timing: What if your case is taking extra long because of changes in the immigration policies in the U.S.? We are here for you, to help you discover and work through delays that you can control.

We’re Here To Help You Find Answers

Let one of our immigration law attorneys guide you to a creative legal solution to fit your life as you seek permanent residency in the U.S. We work successfully with clients who are in or hope to move to the San Francisco Bay area, other areas of California and locations throughout the U.S. Some are local and others work with us remotely from anywhere in the world. Team members at our firm speak English, Spanish and Portuguese. We also help clients with many other native languages. To reach us, call 510-834-1288 or complete our easy online form.

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