Houston family immigration lawyer


If you are a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident and wish to file an in-migration request for a menage, you can reach an experienced change of allegiance attorney with our law firm for the necessary guidance to achieve your desired results.  The best course of action and the length of time the expatriation process will take depends on the type of relationship between you and your relative and the status in the U.S. of your relative.

The family transmigration law firm of Adan G. Vega & Associates, PLLC provides experienced and effective legal guidance with the kin address. Located in Houston, Texas our kindred relocation Invocation attorneys represent clients throughout the region and the world. For a private consultation, you can contact one of our experienced movement attorneys by
calling (713) 527-9606 or emailing  us to learn more.



Kinsmen colonization supplication enable a loved one to immigrate. Typical folks’ entreaty involves a mother, father, spouse, brother, sister, or child of a parent over 21 years old filing an imploration. The solicitation will likely be approved if the petitioner can establish that the relationship you are claiming is valid.

Other issues also come into play, such as whether the spouses were legally free to marry, whether the petitioning parent supported the child during his or her formative years, and if a petitioner has died, can another relations member step in. We can also assist with filings of widowers, battered spouses and children, and special immigrant juveniles/orphans who are wards of the state.



Our kin resettlement lawyers in Houston guide clients through these and other types of household applications:

  • Spouse-spouse
  • Parent-child
  • Child-parent
  • Sibling-sibling
  • Widower
  • VAWA for abused spouses of U.S. citizens and permanent residents

Our Houston people migration attorneys encourage you to schedule a free consultation at our Houston law office to discuss your case in bringing a close member to the United States. Attorney Adan G. Vega and our team of migration attorneys have handled thousands of descendant departure cases.



Our Houston familial reestablishment attorneys are dedicated to reuniting families in the most efficient and effective manner possible. Our lawyers’ knowledge and experience in relocation and inheritance appeal allow us to streamline the process wherever possible to take advantage of a complex range of crossing laws and policies. To learn more, we encourage you to contact our Houston office to speak with one of our dynasty settling postulation attorneys about a visa supplication. Call Adan G. Vega & Associates , PLLC at (713) 527-9606 or contact us online.


How do I qualify for the visa request?

A lawful permanent resident is a foreign national who has been granted by the U.S. government the privilege of permanently living and working in the United States. If you want to become a lawful permanent resident based on the fact that you have a sibling who is a citizen of the United States, or a father who is a lawful permanent resident, you must go through a multi-step process.

  • The USCIS must first approve an immigrant passport prayer(FORM I-130, Supplication for Alien) for you, the beneficiary. This form is filed by your parents (U.S. citizen or U.S. resident) and must be accompanied by proof of your relationship to the sib claimant.
  • The Department of State must determine if an immigrant ID number is immediately available to you, the foreign national, even if you are already in the United States. When an immigrant entry papers number is available, it means you can apply to have one of them assigned to you.
  • If you are already in the United States, you may apply to change your status to that of a lawful permanent resident after a key number becomes available to you. The Authorization Bulletin as published by USCIS must also be checked to determine if you can apply to secure an immigrant warrant number. If you are outside the United States when an immigrant identification number becomes available, you must contact USCIS, the National Visa Center, and the U.S. Consulate servicing the area in which you reside to complete your processing. This is the other way to secure an immigrant passport number.



In order for a relative to sponsor you to immigrate to the United States, they must meet the following criteria:

  • The petitioning person must be a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the U.S. and be able to provide documentation confirming that status.
  • The citizen or lawful permanent residents must prove that they can support you at 125% above the mandated poverty line, by submitting an Affidavit of Support, FORM I-864.

Close people which may be sponsored as an immigrant vary depending on whether the sponsor is a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident.


If the claimed sibling is a U.S. citizen, they may beseeching for the following foreign national relatives to immigrate to the U.S:

  • Husband or wife
  • Unmarried child under 21 years of age
  • Unmarried son or daughter over 21
  • Married son or daughter of any age
  • Brother or sister, if the person is at least 21 years old, or
  • Parent, if the son/daughter is at least 21 years old.


If the subject is a lawful permanent resident, they may imprecation for the following foreign national members to immigrate to the U.S.:

  • Husband or wife, or
  • Unmarried son or daughter of any age.

In any case, the petitioning folks must be able to provide proof of the relationship.


Preference Categories

If you wish to immigrate as a connection of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, you must obtain an immigrant license number based on the applicable preference category.

People who want to become immigrants are classified into categories based on a preference system. The immediate fam of U.S. citizens, which includes parents, spouses, and unmarried children under the age of 21, do not have to wait for an immigrant document number to become available once the ID request filed for them is approved by USCIS. An immigrant identification papers number will become immediately available.


Sisters and brothers in the remaining categories must wait for an immigrant visa number to become available according to the following preferences:

  • First preference: Unmarried, adult sons and daughters of U.S. citizens. Adult means 21 years of age or older.
  • Second Preference: Spouses of lawful permanent residents, their unmarried children (under twenty-one), and the unmarried sons and daughters of lawful permanent residents.
  • Third Preference: Married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens.
  • Fourth Preference: Brothers and sisters of adult U.S. citizens.

Once USCIS receives your documentation (FORM I-130, Note for Alien Relative), it will be approved or denied. USCIS notifies the person who filed the record of the decision. If approval is issued USCIS will then send the approved permit certificate to the Department of State’s National Visa Center (NVC), where it will remain until an immigrant grant number is available. The national authorities will notify the foreigner when the sanction prayer is received and again when an immigrant documentation number is available. You will need to maintain contact with the NVC to avoid complications with the case including termination. You also should contact the NVC if you change your address or if there is a change in your personal situation or that of your petitioning kinsperson, that may affect eligibility for an immigrant record, such as reaching age 21, marriage, divorce, or death of a spouse.

Source: U.S. Citizenship and Migration Services with additional editing by Adan G. Vega



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