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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 Law Office of 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]:

  • $1,000 in attorney’s fees for the immigration petition
  • $535 for the US CIS filing fee for the immigration petition

[Step 2]*:

  • $3,000 in attorney’s fees per immediate family for adjustment of status
  • $1,225 per each person ($750.00 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 Law Office of 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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Abimbola Nofiu
Abimbola Nofiu Mar 19, 2020
5.0

This law office is the best in Austin, they truly care about you and do their best to assist you. I contacted this office and they assisted me even though i did it late, Mr Jang didn't turn his back on me like most do, he explained everything to me, I like that he is transparent, his legal... Read More

Kunle Adefela
Kunle Adefela Mar 19, 2020
5.0

I had a very positive experience filing for my citizenship with William Jang's office. William Jang and his staff are extremely professional and responsive to emails, phone calls, and all notices and letters. I'm glad I went through the process with them and always felt confident and reassured at... Read More

Yeni Villarreal
Yeni Villarreal Mar 11, 2020
5.0

Willam Jang and his team are professional, well prepared and love what they do. They are very knowledgeable and abreast of the latest immigration laws and fluently speak Spanish and Korean. I cannot recommend them more highly.

Ramana Kondaveeti
Ramana Kondaveeti Feb 25, 2020
5.0

Thanks a lot for all the HELP with our immigration needs . Mr. William Jang is very patient and resourceful along with his Legal Assistant Yaritza with her prompt responses all the time. Very friendly and caring office environment. Please keep the good working going .

Yoo Sun Chung
Yoo Sun Chung Feb 06, 2020
5.0

William and his staff have been highly professional, helpful and efficient from Day 1. My husband and I met with a handful of other immigration lawyers in Austin area before hiring him as our attorney. After our first consultation, we had no doubt that William was the one. He has been very generous... Read More

Brandon & Paula Feldmeier
Brandon & Paula Feldmeier Jan 27, 2020
5.0

Helped with our immigration paperwork. He was very professional and help us through ever step of the process. He took the time to answer all of our questions and made the process so much easier for my wife and I. I would recommend him to anyone that is going through the immigration process!

HYOMIN HONG
HYOMIN HONG Jan 23, 2020
5.0

They were kind and helped me well even though I asked a lot of questions about something I didn't know.

Elena Tsanko
Elena Tsanko Jan 18, 2020
5.0

Mr Jang helped me with my case. He is very professional immigration lawyer. He is patient, well explaining and very responsive. My emails were answered within few hours, and it was easy to set-up personal appointment with him.

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