New Jersey Immigration Lawyer Discusses How to Sponsor Your Family
As a experienced New Jersey Immigration Lawyer, clients often ask me about sponsoring family members once you became a citizen. Many times clients come to our office right after their naturalization interview. One of the first questions they ask me is: “Now that I’m a citizen, which family members can I sponsor?” The sponsorship opportunities are really there for almost all their family members. They can sponsor their spouse, they can sponsor their children, both single and married, both minor children and adult children, and they can even sponsor their siblings.
Sometimes After they’ve been a citizen for maybe five or ten years, they’re asking these questions, and they say, “Oh no, we should’ve filed the papers sooner; if I had only known,” and it’s true. If the family members are living in this country, some of them would be eligible for adjustment of status, like the spouse, the minor children, the parents, and the process goes very quickly; it’s completed in four to six months. If people are living abroad, they would process with the US Embassy, and the time frame depends on which family member. If it’s a spouse and they’re living abroad, it’s about a year, all the way up to ten years plus for a sibling.
Do you know how to sponsor your family members one you become a citizen? Contact our professional New Jersey Immigration Lawyer for advice.