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Family Immigration

Accomplished St. Louis Attorneys Help Families Reunite in the United States

Missouri and California lawyers assist relatives seeking visas

Family-based immigration can be a maze of legal traps, requiring experienced and knowledgeable advocates. At Law Offices of Vivek Malik, our lawyers based in the St. Louis metro area and California’s Central Valley provide that advocacy by helping clients reunite with family members and start new lives in the United States. We handle applications relating to all family-based immigrant visa and family preference categories. Our lawyers enable clients to obtain permanent residence through immediate relatives, such as spouses, minor children and parents who are American citizens. We also help with authorization relating to an existing or intended marriage to a U.S. citizen, temporary work assignments, vacation travel, and other types of visas.

Knowledgeable counselors help with visa applications

With more than a decade of immigration experience, we can help avoid the many costly pitfalls of family-based immigration and guide you through the process. Our Fresno and St. Louis immigration lawyers can help you pursue:

  • K -1 fiancé/fiancée visa — A fiancé/fiancée nonimmigrant visa is valid for six months, requiring the holder to marry within 90 days of entering the United States. The process for obtaining this type of visa usually takes less time than that for securing an immigrant visa. Once you marry, you may apply for permanent residence and remain in the United States while U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, processes the application.
  • K-3 spouse nonimmigrant visa — As a nonimmigrant visa, this enables someone who is married to a U.S. citizen to enter the country in a more timely manner and then petition for a change to permanent resident status while in the United States with their spouse.
  • V nonimmigrant visa — This visa allows families to remain in the country while waiting for an immigrant visa to be processed.

As experienced family immigration attorneys, we can ensure that all necessary documentation is processed and can prepare the petition and visa application quickly because of our detailed knowledge of the evaluation process and the format preferred by authorities. We offer a free consultation to explain the legal details involved in your family-based immigration matter.

Skilled advocates work to obtain green cards for family members

Our firm assists U.S. citizens and permanent residents in their efforts to help close relatives receive permanent residence status. This process, commonly referred to as getting a “green card,” starts when the sponsoring relative files an I-130 form. Immediate family members of citizens receive special consideration, but the procedure can take several years depending on numerous factors, including the specific family relationship and the country from which the person is emigrating. We will give you a thorough overview of what to expect and advise you and your family member(s) on how to satisfy each USCIS requirement.

Contact a knowledgeable family immigration lawyer for a free initial consultation

Law Offices of Vivek Malik advises clients who seek to immigrate to the United States or to bring a family member to this country. Please call 314-722-5247 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Our offices are in St. Louis, Missouri, and Fresno, California.