Elizabeth Barna specializes in assisting clients file family petitions for their spouses, children, parents or siblings. This process requires a significant amount of paperwork. All filing deadlines must be met or the petition will be denied. The process can be extremely slow depending upon the nature of the family relationship and the backlog of immigration visa requests from the country of origin. Elizabeth Barna works as closely as possible with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service to keep clients updated about the status of the paperwork they’ve filed.
If you are a foreign national engaged to be married to a United States citizen, Elizabeth Barna can work with you to obtain a fiancée visa. The laws regulating this process can be complex. If they are not followed to the letter, you may find yourself barred from reentering the U.S. if you go abroad to be married.
Family-based petitions are most often submitted by U.S. citizens or permanent residents on behalf of spouses, children, parents or siblings. Certain applicants can immediately qualify for work and travel permits once the appropriate paperwork is filed.