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Los Angeles Family Petitions Attorney
Dedicated to Bringing Families Back Together
If you are looking for a family immigration lawyer in Los Angeles, you have plenty of options, but you will be hard-pressed to find an attorney that was a former immigrant and also a former judge. That’s exactly what you can benefit from by contacting the Law Office Of Hari Heerekar. There are many barriers and obstacles in the way when it comes to family immigration matters, which is why it is crucial to have representation from a firm with an extensive understanding of the law.
Hari Heerekar brings forth a unique perspective to every case with experience on both sides as a lawyer and judge. Whether you need help obtaining a green card or wish to sponsor your spouse or young children so they can lawfully enter and reside in the country, we can help you realize your dreams of having your family under one roof in the United States. With first-hand experience dealing with the U.S. immigration system, you can trust that we will fight tooth and nail to handle your family-based petition and produce favorable results.
For a free consultation with a Los Angeles family petitions attorney, contact us online or dial (213) 682-2338. Our services are available in Spanish, Russian, Hindi, Punjabi, and Arabic.
What Is a Family Petition?
A family petition is the crucial first step in applying for a green card or lawful permanent residency in the country. This application proves that you and your family member are related, either via birth or through marriage. When your family petition is approved, your immigrant relative will be granted a family visa. This opens the door for the family member to apply for a green card, which can earn them lawful permanent residency, and opens a pathway to citizenship.
A family petition can only be submitted by an individual who is already a U.S. citizen or green card holder. It should be noted that an approval of the family petition does not allow the beneficiary to freely travel in the United States. It merely provides them the opportunity to work towards getting their own green card.
Family members which are eligible for petition include:
- Children under 21
- Unmarried children 21 or older, and their children
- Married children of any age, and their children
- Siblings and their children.
It is important to note that only immediate relatives qualify for a family petition. Distant relatives, such as cousins, grandparents, grandchildren, uncles, and aunts, are not eligible.
If you successfully immigrated from another country, obtained citizenship or lawful permanent residency status, and now wish to do the same for your family members, we can assist. Our team can determine the eligibility of your relative and help you prepare the necessary documentation for the application. We have a proven track record of petition approvals for our clients and can provide you the experienced counsel you need to bring your family together.
How Do I Begin the Petition Process?
The first step in the process of getting your family into the country to obtain a green card is by preparing and filing the I-130 Immigrant Visa Petition. Once approved, your undocumented immigrant relative will receive a temporary visa that will allow them to stay with you as their sponsor. It’s imperative that this petition is filled out correctly and that proper documentation is given to support your answers.
As your family petition attorney, we can help you to avoid mistakes that can cause excessive delays and further problems. We will keep you on track and simplify the process for you so the likelihood of approval goes up.
Serving Immigrant Families in Van Nuys, Santa Ana, & Nationwide
At The Law Office Of Hari Heerekar, our team knows how confusing and complicated the immigration process can be. From deadlines and filing fees to gathering paperwork and supporting documentation, it can be a lot for a family to keep up with. Because of our deep familiarity with the immigration system, both as advocates and as former immigrants ourselves, our insight and experience are highly valuable. Our goal is not to prolong the process but instead expedite it as much as we can so your family reunites. Let us be your guide and help you start and complete your family petition today.
Call Attorney Heerekar at (213) 682-2338 or submit your information on our online form to schedule a free initial consultation. Our team of Lose Angeles family immigration lawyers is eager to help you.
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