Do I need an Attorney to Sponsor a new Immigrant?

Lawful United States green card holders, also called United States permanent residents, are able to sponsor their spouses to the country under Spousal Sponsorship petitions I-130. spousal Sponsorship

If the sponsor is a US citizen, the process can be a bit easier than if the sponsor is a US permanent resident or green card holder. Siblings and parents can also be sponsored to the United States.

Do I need an immigration attorney?

You are not legally required to hire an immigration attorney during any immigration process to the United States. However, whether you “need” an immigration attorney during the sponsorship of a new immigrant is subjective.

The sponsorship of a new immigrant can be a very long and complicated process. There is a lot of paperwork, required documents and certain requirements that must be filled before the person can be accepted into the United States.

The spousal sponsorship petition and family sponsorship petitions in the United States reunite families and are very, very important programs. However, because they are so important and time consuming, we strongly feel it is in the best interest of anyone to have a licensed immigration expert helping them with their sponsorship application.

Should you make a mistake on your application or not include the appropriate information that is needed, your application could be denied or delayed. The process already takes a very long time, and it would be a major set back. It can be a lot less stressful on you or your family to have someone on your side making sure your spousal sponsorship or family sponsorship application is done properly so you have the best chance of being accepted.

If you’re not sure if working with an immigration attorney is right for you, we can give you a comprehensive consultation on your case to help you decide. Simply contact us using the form on the right.

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