Knowing the rules is vital when wanting family visas

On Behalf of | Nov 18, 2020 | Family Immigration

Many families in Texas want to bring members of their family to the United States legally. Accomplishing this transition is surely no easy legal task, and it is important to know how visas are awarded according to the particular family relationship. Being approved for legal entry can be most commonly done through the family, but it can still be a confusing process that requires the assistance and knowledge of a Texas legal professional.

Immediate family immigration visas are classified as IR visas and are set as 1-5 in number assignment. The first assignment is for spouses with the following numbers assigned according to the particular family relationship. An IR-2 classification is for an unmarried child of a U.S. citizen under 21 years of age. The IR-3 classification is for orphans adopted abroad by a U.S. citizen while the IR-4 for orphans to be adopted by a U.S. citizen within the states. IR-5 is reserved for parents of U.S citizens over 21 years of age.

This means that any individual who has accrued citizenship in the United States can clearly have family brought in to be with them if they so choose. However, awards are not automatic. The prior criminal history of an adult parent can still come into play when legal entry status is being sought, and each case is evaluated with due diligence. This means that having legal counsel may be absolutely necessary when filing a visa assignment request.

An experienced Texas family immigration attorney can craft a case highlighting the reasons a parent should be allowed into the United States to be with their family, and especially those with personal history problems. In addition, adopting a child is a largely legal process that will require documentation of the adoption process in allowing an IR-3 or IR-4 visa award.