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FB2A – Family Based Immigration for Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents

Spouses of permanent United States residents (green card holders) are eligible to apply for green cards under the preference group 2A. In order to be eligible to apply under this preference category, the U.S. permanent resident must sponsor his or her spouse.

For the total second preference family-based immigration category, 114,200 visas are allotted annually, and around 77% are available for sub-preference A. Since there is a limited number of visa available every year, there is a long waiting list for this preference category, with waiting times fluctuating from year to year. Typically, any individual applying for a green card under this category should expect to wait around three years after the initial filing of their petition. However, individuals immigrating from China, India, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and the Philippines may experience longer wait times.

Application Process:

The first step that must be taken to pursue this form of family-based immigration involves the U.S. permanent resident petitioning on behalf of their spouse. Once filed, a priority date will be issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which, once reached, will indicate that a visa is available. Should the spouse already be within the United States, then all that must be done next is the adjustment of their status to permanent residency. If the spouse is located outside of the United States, he or she will need to apply through consular processing.

Fees:

The Austin based immigration lawyers at William Jang, PLLC charge the following in attorney’s fees for a typical case that is filed in the United States at the USCIS (please see the disclaimer here), in addition to the filing fee that is currently charged by the USCIS:

[Step 1]:

  • $750 in attorney’s fees for the immigration petition
  • $535 for the US CIS filing fee for the immigration petition

[Step 2]*:

  • $1,500 in attorney’s fees per immediate family for adjustment of status
  • $1,225 per each person ($635.00 for each person under 14 years of age if applying with parent)

*The price quotes included here are representative of those when filing from within the United States. As such, should the applicant be outside of the United States, a different set of fees will apply.

Experience:

At William Jang, PLLC, our Austin immigration lawyers are highly experienced with the representation of individuals seeking permanent residence status through family-based immigration. Please take a look at a few of our approved cases.

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Mustafa Okandan
Mustafa Okandan May 17, 2017
5.0

William has practical solutions for complicated business settings and he uses charts and tables effectively to elaborate business processes. I definitely enjoyed his way of detailed work and cooperation. Best of all, he handles the case by himself completely in a timely manner.

Yanitza Gutierrez
Yanitza Gutierrez May 16, 2017
5.0

To start my dad was already a client of mr. Jang and he had great results. my dad had recommended me going with mr. Jang I was a DACA student and had thought that I had no results with trying to get my green card with immigration but my dad told me to try, and I did and it was a struggle but at the... Read More

Dong Min Han
Dong Min Han Apr 01, 2017
5.0

Fully satisfied!! William and his team helped me and my family with citizenship, change of name, and change of status. They answered my questions clearly. All of my cases was approved!

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Hwang Kyuwon Feb 09, 2017
5.0

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Felipe mtz Jul 19, 2016
5.0

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Shahid Gaus
Shahid Gaus May 19, 2016
5.0

I cannot describe how efficient Willam and his team is. We feel Blessed and very thankful to have hired him as our attorney. He was with us all the way till we resolved our immigration issues. he even skyped with us several times when he was visiting Korea and we needed his help. I would highly... Read More

Clementina Anguiano
Clementina Anguiano May 19, 2016
5.0

He was straight and to the point with all our immigration questions. We went to him for renewal of permanent residence and it was awsome. Now we will be contacting him for citizenship.

Marco Blazquez
Marco Blazquez Dec 19, 2015
5.0

Mr. Jang and his associates are by far the most professional and comprehensive law firm I have encountered. They produce results that are phenomenal. My wife and son were granted LPR in less than four months. If you are looking for a world class immigration law firm, look no further!!!!

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