Immigration for Married Same Sex Couples
With the Supreme Court striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) earlier this year, married same-sex couples are now able to access the thousands of federal benefits offered to married couples of the opposite sex. Although the state of Virginia does not officially recognize same-sex marriages, many people have begun to ask what the overturning of DOMA means for immigration and individuals who have same-sex partners who wish to immigrate to the United States. Just as married, opposite sex couples are allowed to sponsor their spouse for legal immigration, the same now holds true for any U.S. citizen who is legally married to a same-sex partner.
Regardless of whether you are a same-sex married couple or a married couple of the opposite sex, applying for an alien-spouse immigrant visa is not always an easy task. Despite the fact that the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) allows for an unlimited number of these types of visas, so as to help reunite married couples who have one spouse living abroad, there are certain qualifications which must be met. In cases where the spouse of a permanent resident wishes to apply to immigrate to the states it is important to act quickly as these types of applications and petitions are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis and only a limited number of these visas are available each year.
If you want to be reunited with your family and loved ones as soon as possible, without any further delays or complications, our firm may be able to help. A skilled immigration lawyer will greatly improve your chances of being granted the legal immigration status you seek. At Fayad Law, P.C. we will be able to answer any questions you may have, help you prepare your documentation and work with you closely through the entire immigration process.
For years our firm has advocated for immigrant rights and we have had much success helping residents of Virginia, as well as individuals in both North Carolina and Washington, DC, immigrate to the United States and obtain legal immigration status for those they love. If you need help with a Form I-130 immigrant visa we recommend you contact our firm and schedule to meet with a Virginia immigration lawyer as soon as possible.
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