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Family Based Immigration for Spouses of U.S. Citizens

Basic Requirements:

In order to be considered for family based immigration, an individual must be the spouse, parent, or unmarried child under 21 of a United States citizen. Couples, for example, must have willfully entered into a legally binding marriage—as defined by the family laws of their particular jurisdiction—in order to qualify for this type of immigration. For a marriage to be considered valid, both individuals must be considered legally eligible to marry one another—therefore, any previous marriage must be legally finalized. Furthermore, a marriage may not under any circumstances be considered to be a “sham” marriage—a marriage for the sole purpose of gaining family-based immigration status. So to prove that the married couple has not entered into a “sham” marriage, the couple must already or intend to live together, join their assets, and be mutually responsible for any liabilities.

Removal of Conditions for Spouses Married Less Than Two (2) Years:

If, a couple has been married for less than two years at the time of green card approval, the spouse of a U.S. citizen will only be granted conditional permanent residence, which will be valid for two years. In order to become an unconditional permanent resident, you must file a petition to remove the condition within the 90 days before your card expires.

Family Members of the Immigrating Spouse:

To be eligible for family based immigration, an individual must have an immediate family member relationship with a United States citizen. A child belonging to the spouse of a United States citizen, however, will qualify as an immediate family member of the United States citizen—as a step-child—so long as the marriage occurs before that child turns 18 years of age.

Fees:

For a typical case as filed within the United States at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Austin attorneys at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC charge the following fees:

  • $2,000.00 in attorney’s fees
  • $535 USCIS filing fee for the main petition for Family Based Immigration
  • $1,225 USCIS filing fee for the adjustment of status

Experience:

The Austin based legal team at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC has substantial experience in representing the spouses of U.S. citizens who are seeking permanent residency (green cards) in the United States.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

Nov 12, 2017
5.0

Great service!!!!!

Daniel Lee
Daniel Lee Nov 02, 2017
5.0

I can honestly say that Mr. Jang and his team are outstanding and clearly some of the best in the field of immigration law, based on my experience. My family and I recently got our Green cards approved with Mr. Jang’s office representing us. Throughout the course of our consultations, I came to... Read More

Ene Oodo
Ene Oodo Oct 10, 2017
5.0

Before l contacted this professional, humble and kind lawyer, l had missed up my case and had little hope of any positive outcome sine l did my paperwork myself. My first contact with this law firm was impressive. The environment was very welcoming, staff were very hospitable and respectful ! But l... Read More

Denis Wilson
Denis Wilson Oct 06, 2017
5.0

They are always on top of documents that needs to be collected, due dates and also preparing you for anything extra non top of what is required. William and his team are very experienced in working with the local and federal USCIS office. I would highly recommend them.

sampi sasori
sampi sasori Sep 22, 2017
5.0

william jang is the best..HONEST lawyer ever..all the people who works there are so polite & helpful. strongly recomended to any one need help with immigration cases.

LongTran
LongTran Sep 18, 2017
5.0

Very friendly,coutestsy , and helpful. Highly recommended

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