For many immigrants who have successfully started a new life in Florida, helping family members join them in the U.S. is a high priority. U.S. immigration law provides a process for family members of American citizens and permanent residents to obtain a visa, reunite with family members here and begin the journey to U.S. citizenship.
For any citizen of another country seeking to enter the U.S., the first essential step is to obtain a visa. Visas are issued by U.S. embassies and consulates in the traveler’s home country. There are two main types of U.S. visa: those seeking to live in the U.S. must obtain an immigrant visa; those staying only temporarily should apply for a non-immigrant visa.
U.S. citizens have a number of options in applying for permanent resident status for family members. Visas are available for immediate family members of U.S. citizens, including children under 21, unmarried adult children, married children, siblings, fiancées and spouses. Permanent residents of the U.S. can also seek permanent residency status for spouses, unmarried children and adult children.
Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt P.A. has been a leading immigration law firm for many years. Ira J. Kurzban, one of our lawyers, is the author of a book on immigration law that is considered an authoritative resource by many lawyers in the U.S. Our Miami-based law firm assists clients throughout the State of Florida with family immigration matters. We are committed to helping our clients reunite their families in the U.S. as expeditiously as possible. For more information on how we can help, please visit our Family Immigration Attorneys web page.