Family Petitions and Consular Processing

If you’ve ever petitioned for a family member to immigrate to the United States, you know how stressful it can be. The process is long and complicated, and there are so many elements outside of your control that it’s hard not to worry about what could go wrong.

But don’t worry—USADefend Immigration is here to help. We’ll guide you through every step of the process, from filing for an I-130 or an I-129F petition to filing for Adjustment of Status or Consular Processing.

We’ll help you stay on track with the filing deadlines, and if anything goes awry we’ll be there to help you fix it. And if all goes according to plan? We’ll make sure your loved one can come home as soon as possible!

We can handle every step of your Family Petition.

The process is divided into three main stages:
Stage 1 – Petition your Immediate Family Member.
Stage 2- Complete the National Visa Center (NVC) Process
Stage 3 – Consular Interview and Green Card

If you are interested in hiring us to represent you in your Family Petition for Permanent Residence, here is a brief description of the process:

  1. You complete our Client Intake Application with the required information to begin our engagement.
  2. Once we receive your completed form, you will receive our legal representation contract via email, which will describe our services and payment terms, and our initial invoice. You can sign the contract and pay your bill online.
  3. We send you the Invoice by email, and you proceed to pay your invoice online for our engagement.
  4. You complete our questionnaire, and send us the documents that we will require to process your application.
  5. We send you the final application for you to sign, and return it by mail, along with the payment of the corresponding filing costs to the Immigration Service in Certified Check or Money Order.
  6. We send your signed application and payment to the Immigration Service.
  7. We receive the application receipt from the Immigration Service, thus initiating your Petition.
  8. After your Petition is approved, we proceed to complete the National Visa Center (NVC) Process
  9. The National Visa Center will notify the Embassy or Consulate of the country of origin, and will require the
    documents that will accompany your application.
  10. We will compile the supplemental documents we have received from you, and submit them to the National Visa Center.
    Consular Interview
  11. The embassy or consulate will schedule an interview, and we will prepare your relative for the interview.
  12. Your family member will receive a Permanent Resident Card (Green Card), after the interview.

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