The petition for alien relative is the first step to getting your relative their lawful permanent residency. Law Office of Frederic E. Waczewski, P.A. is the immigration lawyer Orlando residents trust. We know how important this process is. We are here to help you through every step, including the petition for alien relative, so that you can make the transition smooth and less stressful for yourself and for your relative. If you are interested in learning more about how to get your relative’s lawful permanent residency, contact us at Law Office of Frederic E. Waczewski, P.A. to schedule a consultation and discuss your relative’s immigration. You may also visit our website to learn more about the immigration process.
What is a Petition for Alien Relative?
The petition for alien relative is the first step in the process to getting your relative their residency. This petition establishes your relationship to your relative so that they can then immigrate to the United States. The form includes questions about your relationship to the relative as well as information about yourself, your full name, your date of birth, your mailing address, and your marital information. The final part of the form will ask you questions about your beneficiary including their full name, their date of birth, their physical address, and their marital information. To file this form, you must pay a rather large fee. Therefore, it is critical that you have all of the information properly filled out or you may risk having your form denied and having to pay a new fee to get a fresh, new form processed.
This is, again, only the first step to getting the permanent residency. Before your relative can even proceed with the process, they must first make sure to get a visa number. Once they have this, they can then proceed with their application process. You should be advised, however, that this process may last years, and it will not always be an easy process.
What are Your Next Steps?
Your next steps after your relative receives their visa number is to wait for there to be enough slots for their visa number to come up. Once their visa number comes up, they can then apply for their green card. Depending on what their relation is to you, there will either be more or less slots. For instance, parents of a United States citizen are going to have more slots than the siblings of a United States citizen.
If you are trying to begin the immigration process for a relative, make sure to contact us at the Law Office of Frederic E. Waczewski, P.A., the immigration lawyer Orlando trusts.
The Law Office of Frederic E. Waczewski, P.A. is the immigration lawyer Orlando residents recommend and we have plenty experience in getting people their immigration processes started. If you have a relative that is planning on immigrating with your help, contact us at the Law Office of Frederic E. Waczewski, P.A. to help you with the process.