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200 South Biscayne Blvd.
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Miami, Florida 33131

A common procedure for obtaining Lawful Permanent Residence in the United States is through family based immigration.  This procedure requires a United States citizen or Permanent Resident family member to file a petition with USCIS on behalf of the foreign national.  The Law Office of Casais & Prias has assisted numerous individuals with obtaining residency through family based immigration. 

Family-based immigration falls into two categories.  The first category is for immediate relatives of United States citizens, which include spouses of U.S. citizens, unmarried children of U.S. citizens under the age of 21, and parents of U.S. citizens.  The second category is based on a family preference system, which is for adult children (both married and unmarried) of U.S. citizens, as well as brothers and sisters of U.S. citizens, and spouses and unmarried children of permanent residents. 

Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens can apply for residency as soon as the qualifying familial relationship is proven and the petition is approved, as there are unlimited visas available in this category.  Under the family preference system, there are a limited number of visas available per year.  Therefore after the familial relationship is proven and the petition is approved, the foreign national must wait until a visa becomes available in their preference category before they can apply to become a permanent resident.  

The first step in obtaining residency through a qualifying US Citizen family member is the filing of a petition for the benefit of the foreign national family member to immigrate to the United States. The purpose of this petition is to show that the family member has a qualifying relationship to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.  Once the initial family based petition is approved, the next step is preparing and submitting a residency application.  The residency application can be filed depending on the preference category of the qualifying family relationship. 

Please contact our office at (305) 722-8015 for additional information about our immigration services or to schedule a consultation. 

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The Law Firm of Casais & Prias
Immigration and Family Law Office

200 S. Biscayne Blvd.
Suite 3150
Miami, Fl. 33131
Phone: +1 (305) 722-8015
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