If you have a family member living abroad who wishes to live in the United States or if you would like to bring a non-resident spouse or child into the country, you can petition for a family visa on their behalf. For those already in the U.S. but wishing to stay indefinitely, this process is often referred to as “adjustment of status.” FindLaw’s Family Visas section provides general and in-depth information about bringing a spouse or child to live in the U.S.; obtaining visas for abused family members; eligibility and preference categories; and related matters.
- Family-Based Immigration: Overview
The basics on the process of spousal immigration, including definitions and a look at procedures.
- Bringing a Child to Live in the U.S. - Info. for U.S. Citizens
A brief look at the filing requirements and process to be followed for family members who receive priority treatment by immigration services.
- Bringing a Child to Live in the U.S.
- Bringing Children of Permanent Residents into the U.S.
- Family-Based Immigration Overview
- Helping a Family Member Get Legal Status
- Immigration Eligibility and Preference Categories
- Priority: Spouses, Fiances, and Adopted Children
- Spouse Immigration
- Submitting a Visa Petition for a Family or Employment Green Card
- Violence Against Women Act: Visas for Battered Spouses