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From New York to Florida, and points in between, people have sought the counsel of Scarborough Law, LLC for all manner of legal issues. With a reputation for success in matters pertaining to immigration and naturalization, family sponsored visas (IR/F Petition), and EB-5 visas, Stephanie Scarborough and her team of skilled attorneys have firmly established their place in this expanding area of practice. Attorney Scarborough believes that an attorney/client relationship is personal, and in that regard she treats every client like family, building the bond for a long-lasting, trusted relationship.

Family Sponsored Visa (IR/F Petition) | Immigration Attorney/Lawyer – Jacksonville, FL

Obtaining a family sponsored visa can sometimes be a lengthy and arduous process. There are many documents and forms needed for validation, verification, and processing. Getting from the starting point to the finish line (a valid visa) may appear overwhelming, but with the help of a skilled immigration attorney/lawyer in Jacksonville, FL, the process of procuring a family sponsored visa (IR/F Petition) can often go smoothly, which will save you time, frustration, and headaches.

There are a number of required steps in the entire process, and each one is critically important. Missing a step, making an incorrect statement, etc. could delay your process significantly, and that’s not what you want when your goal is to obtain a visa for yourself or a loved one as soon as possible. Let’s briefly look at some of the major steps below, but remember that a consultation with a family based immigration consultant in Jacksonville, FL is the best way to get a full understanding of each step and prepare for the long, but worthwhile, process.

Step One: Filing the Petition

In most situations, the first step is the filing of a Petition for Alien Relative (Form I-130) with the Department of Homeland Security, as well as the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for your husband or wife to legally immigrate to the United States of America. There are sometimes special circumstances, so consult with your family based immigration consultant in Jacksonville, FL for further information.

Considering Age Requirements and Residency Status

While there is no minimum age for a petitioner (US Sponsor) to file the petition for a spouse, in order to actually sign the Affidavit of Support you must demonstrate that you have a residence in the US and are at least 18 years of age.

Regarding Petition Upgrades

In some cases, LPRs (lawful permanent residents), may have filed a petition for their spouse and have since become US citizens. In these cases, the petitioner is required to upgrade their petition from F2 (family second preference) to IR (immediate relative). This simply requires that the petitioner send proof of their US citizenship to the National Visa Center. Talk with your family based immigration consultant in Jacksonville, FL for additional information and specifics pertaining to the process, status of children, and petitions for children, etc.

Visa Application, Fees, Etc.

After approval of your petition by the USCIS, it will then be sent on to the National Visa Center. You’ll receive a unique case number that correlates with your petition, and instructions for completing further forms, as well as information on the fees and how to make your payments. Once fees are paid, the National Visa Center will ask the applicant to submit all relevant, required immigrant visa documents, such as the Affidavit of Support, additional application forms, various civil documents, etc. Contact your immigration attorney/lawyer in Jacksonville, FL and ask for a consultation to discuss the visa application process, fees, and required documentation.

Scarborough Law, LLC | Family Based Immigration Consultant – Jacksonville, FL

After completion of the above steps and others you’ll be well on your way toward obtaining your family sponsored visa (IR/F Petition). Of course there will be an official interview, required medical screening, and vaccinations, but by this point the major part of the documentation and form filing process will be on its way to completion, and you’ll be on your way to achieving your goal. Contact Stephanie Scarborough at Scarborough Law, LLC and get started; she and her team are standing by, ready to assist you.

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