Alexus Paul Sham
|Posted on August 2, 2013 at 10:08 AM|
There is good news for spouses and the children under 21 of current green card holders. According to the August Department of State's visa bulletin, the F2A category is current for all nationalities.
What this means that if your spouse or child under 21 is in the United States in lawful status they have a visa number available and can apply for a green card immediately. However, if your spouse or child is in the United States but not in lawful status they are not eligible. So if you are Legal Permanent Resident and you want to file the green card application for your spouse of child under 21, you should contact our firm to assist you right away. Filing for a green card is a complex process that requires filing of many forms and lots of other supporting documentation. So in order to avoid delays, it is best to seek the assistance of an immigration attorney. Many of our clients tried to do it themselves and encountered many difficulties. It is best to save time and money by consulting an experienced immigration attorney in the first place.
It is also important to note that although the visa number is available, there still will about 6 to 9 months for processing. So do not expect things to happen overnight. This could change as of September 1st when a new visa bulletin will be issued.
Categories: Green Card Eligibility