Illinois Family-Based Immigration Attorney
Comprehensive counsel on family-based immigration issues
The Law Office of Nancy A. Berté explains the procedures and requirements that are involved with different forms of family-based immigration. In most cases, my clients are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who need to learn about the best ways to obtain U.S. entry or permanent residence for a relative: parent, spouse, fiancé or fiancée, son or daughter, brother or sister. I can help you understand what to expect and what needs to be done. I serve family, individual and business clients nationwide and around the world. My versatility and breadth of experience in U.S. immigration law represent a significant benefit for my clients.
Family-based immigration and visas
Much of my work for family clients involves achieving entry, maintenance of status, adjustment of status, change of status and finding the fastest and most effective ways to meet immediate or ongoing immigration objectives. Sometimes the fastest way will require additional work later on, as when a noncitizen spouse enters the U.S. on a nonimmigrant K-3 visa. I give my clients clear explanations of all their options, so that the eventual choice is based on sound advice and clear judgment.
Examples of the kinds of family immigration situations I handle include:
- Permanent residence (green card) for immediate relatives
- Entry and permanent residence for non-citizen spouses
- Preference categories for family-based immigration visas
- Nonimmigrant K-3 visas
- Fiancé or fiancée visas
- Adjustment of status
- Consular processing
- Family-based waivers of inadmissibility
- Naturalization and citizenship
- Removal defense
I explain each process carefully, so that you know just what to expect: length of time, priority dates, evidence and documentation requirements, visa bulletins, interview process, and the affidavits of support that must be completed for the non-citizen relative.
I provide straightforward and timely answers to your questions while giving you the information you need to make informed choices about your family.