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Parent Child Visas

Building Families, Bridging Borders: Your Path to Parent/Child Visas Begins Here

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Welcome to the Immigration Legal Center: Your Trusted Partner for a Parent Child Visa

At The Immigration Legal Center, we are committed to helping families stay together through our dedicated legal services. With a focus on Parent/Child Visas, we understand the importance of keeping parents and children connected, regardless of geographical boundaries. Our experienced attorneys specialize in navigating the complexities of immigration law to facilitate the reunification of parents and children in the United States.

Types of Parent/Child Visas:

Immediate Relative (IR) Visas:

Immediate Relative visas are available to children of U.S. citizens who are under 21 years of age and unmarried. These visas have no numerical limitations, meaning there is no annual cap on the number of visas issued.

Family Preference (F) Visas:

Family Preference visas are available to unmarried children (over 21 years of age) and married children of U.S. citizens, as well as unmarried children of lawful permanent residents. These visas are subject to annual numerical limitations, which can result in significant waiting times for visa processing.

Our Approach – Parent Child Visa

At The Immigration Legal Center, we recognize that every family’s situation is unique. That’s why we take a personalized approach to each Parent/Child Visa case we handle. Our attorneys will take the time to understand your family dynamics, immigration history, and specific goals. We will then develop a customized strategy tailored to your needs, ensuring the best possible outcome for your family.

Comprehensive Guidance

Navigating the immigration system can be overwhelming, especially when it involves the well-being of your family. Our team is here to provide comprehensive guidance and support throughout the entire process. From assisting with document preparation to representing you at interviews and hearings, we will be by your side every step of the way. Our goal is to alleviate the stress and uncertainty of the immigration process, allowing you to focus on what matters most – your family.

Transparency and Communication

We believe in transparent and open communication with our clients. Our attorneys will keep you informed at every stage of your case, providing updates on progress, addressing any concerns you may have, and answering your questions promptly. You can trust us to be accessible, responsive, and dedicated to keeping you informed and involved throughout your immigration journey.

Client Success Stories

At The Immigration Legal Center, we measure our success by the positive outcomes we achieve for our clients. Over the years, we have helped numerous families successfully navigate the Parent/Child Visa process and reunite with their loved ones in the United States. Read our client testimonials to learn more about the experiences of families we have helped reunite.

Community Engagement

We are deeply committed to serving our community and advocating for immigrant rights. Our attorneys actively participate in community events, provide pro bono legal services, and engage in advocacy efforts to support immigrant families. We believe in standing up for justice and equality for all, regardless of immigration status.

Ready to begin the journey toward reuniting your family? Contact The Immigration Legal Center today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. We’ll listen to your story, assess your options, and develop a personalized strategy to help you achieve your immigration goals. Your family’s future is our priority, and we’re here to help you every step of the way.

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We Will Guide You Through the Parent Child Visa Process

At The Immigration Legal Center, we understand the importance of keeping families together. Our comprehensive services include expert assistance with Parent/Child Visas, ensuring that parents and children can reunite in the United States. Below, we outline the process of obtaining a Parent Child Visa, guiding you through each step.

1. Initial Consultation: Begin by scheduling an initial consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. During this meeting, we’ll discuss your family’s situation, assess eligibility for the Parent/Child Visa, and provide personalized guidance based on your specific circumstances.

2. Document Preparation: Our team will assist you in gathering the necessary documentation to support your visa application. This may include proof of the parent-child relationship, sponsorship documents, financial records, and any additional supporting documents required by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

3. Filing the Petition: Once all required documents are gathered, we’ll prepare and submit the visa petition to USCIS on your behalf. The petition will establish the relationship between the sponsoring parent and the child seeking immigration benefits.

4. Waiting Period: After filing the petition, there will be a waiting period while USCIS reviews the application. Processing times vary, but we’ll keep you informed of any updates or requests for additional information from USCIS.

5. Visa Interview (if applicable): Depending on the specific circumstances of your case, the child may be required to attend a visa interview at a U.S. embassy or consulate in their home country. Our attorneys will prepare you and your child for the interview, ensuring you are well-prepared to answer any questions from the consular officer.

6. Visa Issuance: If the visa application is approved, your child will receive a visa to enter the United States. Our team will provide guidance on next steps, including travel arrangements and entry procedures.

7. Reuniting in the United States: Once your child arrives in the United States, they will be able to reunite with you, the sponsoring parent. Our attorneys will ensure that you understand your child’s rights and responsibilities as a lawful permanent resident and provide ongoing support as needed.

Gathering Required Documentation

Successfully applying for Parent/Child Visas requires thorough preparation and the submission of specific documentation to support your case. Our team at The Immigration Legal Center will assist you in gathering and organizing the necessary paperwork to ensure a smooth application process. Here’s an overview of the documentation typically required for Parent/Child Visas:


Proof of Relationship

Birth certificates for biological children or adoption documents for adopted children to establish the parent-child relationship. Legal guardianship documents, if applicable.

Sponsorship Documents

If you are a U.S. citizen sponsoring your child, you will need to provide proof of your citizenship, such as a passport or naturalization certificate. If you are a lawful permanent resident sponsoring your child, you will need to provide proof of your status, such as a green card or permanent resident card.

Financial Documentation

Evidence of your ability to financially support your child in the United States, including:
Recent tax returns.
Pay stubs or employment verification.
Bank statements.
Affidavit of Support (Form I-864) if required.

Medical Examination

Your child will need to undergo a medical examination by an authorized physician to ensure they meet the health requirements for immigration to the United States.

Police Clearance Certificate

Depending on your child's age and country of residence, they may be required to provide a police clearance certificate or certificate of no criminal record.

Passport Photos

Recent passport-sized photographs of your child, adhering to the specifications outlined by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Additional Supporting Documents

Any additional documentation relevant to your case, such as proof of custody, previous immigration history, or special circumstances that may affect eligibility.

Affidavit of Support (Form I-864)

The sponsoring spouse must submit this form, along with supporting financial documentation, to demonstrate their ability to financially support the immigrant spouse in the United States.

Additional Supporting Documents

Depending on the specific circumstances of your case, additional documentation may be required, such as divorce decrees (if either spouse was previously married), evidence of legal name changes, or proof of termination of prior marriages through death certificates.

We will assist you in gathering and organizing these documents, ensuring that your application is comprehensive and meticulously prepared. Recognizing the critical importance of attention to detail in immigration proceedings, we are committed to working diligently to build a robust case on behalf of you and your child.


Ready to begin the process of reuniting with your child in the United States? Contact The Immigration Legal Center today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. We’ll review your case, discuss your options, and provide personalized guidance to help you navigate the Parent/Child Visa process successfully. Your family’s reunion starts here.

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