Author: Jameel Manji, Founder, Manji Law, P.C.
Mr. Manji founded Manji Law in 2016 to follow his passion of helping people navigate the complicated immigration system. Mr. Manji graduated from Georgia State University College of Law and received Master of Taxation from the Georgia State’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. Published on: February 02, 2024.
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Family-Based Immigrant Visas
An individual can obtain permanent residence in the United States through family-based immigration, also called green card immigration.
To reunite a family through immigration, various forms must be submitted to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Immigration and Nationality Act must be observed.
The following points outline the critical steps in the family-based immigration process:
- Petition Filing: A U.S. citizen or permanent resident family member must file an I-130, Petition for Alien Relative.
- Priority Dates: For some family categories, the date the I-130 is filed becomes the “priority date.” The importance of this date lies in its role in visa availability.
- Visa Application: If a visa is available, the immigrant applies for the visa either through adjustment of status or at a U.S. consulate abroad.
In circumstances where families encounter challenges within their immigration cases, such as delays or denials, it is essential to have a reliable family law firm to turn to for assistance with appeals or motions to reopen the case.
We at Manji Law, P.C. approach every case passionately and enthusiastically, ensuring that families in Gainesville, GA, experience a seamless immigration process. We aim to provide professional legal advice to help clients navigate these complex procedures smoothly.
The employment-based immigration system enables skilled workers to gain permanent residency in the United States through their employment sponsorships.
Like family-based immigration, obtaining employment-based visas, including the H-1B visa, involves navigating a comprehensive application process adhering to the USCIS and INA requirements.
Key Steps in the Work Visa Application Process:
- Labor Certification: To prove that no qualified U.S. workers are available for the position, employers are required by law to obtain a labor certification from the Department of Labor.
- Immigrant Petition: After the labor certification is approved, the employer must file Form I-140 on behalf of the employee.
- Priority Dates: Priority dates determine whether a visa is available on the filing date for the particular visa category.
- Visa Application: As soon as a visa becomes available, the employee applies through adjustment of status or consular processing. If the visa is delayed or denied, a reputable immigration law firm can assist.
Our team at Manji Law, P.C. is dedicated to empowering individuals to pursue their career goals in the United States with confidence. Our experience and unwavering support will help you navigate the immigration process confidently, ultimately contributing to their professional success and the growth of the US workforce.
We navigate each step with precision and provide tailored solutions to achieve your immigration goals. Our professional team respects the sensitive nature of immigration matters and works diligently to deliver favorable results.
Whether aiding a Dalton-based company or an international professional, we offer reliable and knowledgeable guidance. We take pride in our ability to give you a quick and clear understanding of your immigration needs and the associated costs. We strive to make our clients feel supported, demonstrating our commitment by being readily available to discuss their concerns.
At Manji Law, believing in a personal approach means we always aim to exceed expectations. Our team doesn’t simply represent clients; we champion their aspirations as if they were our own.