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Philadelphia Family Immigration Lawyer

Pennsylvania Permanent Residency Lawyer

At the Law Offices of Elaine Cheung, LLC, in South Philadelphia, we understand that you would like to unite your family as soon as possible. Applying for family member visas can be very challenging. The federal government has strict guidelines and regulations that must be followed. If a deadline is missed or an answer to a question raises a red flag, it is critical to have a skilled immigration attorney on your side.

United States citizens and lawful permanent residents (green card holders) may petition for their relatives to immigrate to the United States. Immediate relatives of United States citizens (a spouse, children under 21 years of age, and parents of children over 21 years of age) are eligible to enter the U.S. immediately. Other eligible family members of United States citizens and eligible family members of lawful permanent residents need to wait until a visa becomes available, which could take more than a decade. It is important to consult with an experienced immigration attorney to strategically file your family petitions.

Furthermore, we recommend that you stay away from unlicensed "notarios" or non-attorney "immigration services", who often file applications on behalf of immigrants. Because they lack the training, education and licensure we have, they may, at best, delay your case. At worst, you may lose the money you deposited, have your case denied and even irreparably harm your future cases by telling you to give false information to USCIS. If you or your family member later get into trouble because you used the services of a "notario," you have no recourse as you would with a licensed attorney. Principal attorney Elaine Cheung, Esq. offers clients specialized knowledge and focuses our practice on immigration law and related issues. Everything you tell Attorney Cheung is confidential. For those who may have used false documents in entering the U.S. or have made misrepresentations to USCIS, Attorney Cheung can outline your legal options, explain the waivers are available to you, and help you decide what to do next.

To schedule a free initial consultation in our South Philadelphia law office, call us at 215-271-2288. Attorney Cheung speaks fluent English, Spanish, and Fuzhou and is proficient in French and Mandarin. Staff members provide support in English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Fuzhou.

Philadelphia Family Immigration Attorney

We pride ourselves on providing complete solutions to immigrant legal concerns. Knowing immigrant law goes beyond mere statutes and regulations. We have deep knowledge of amnesty issues and know how to help clients fill out and answer the questions on family petitions and fiancé visa applications. Your family member may be eligible for work authorization, and we can help you determine which applications would be best, depending on the circumstances. We prepare clients for their interviews, and we strive to win every immigration case.

Fighting Hard to Reunite Families

As the daughter of immigrants, principal attorney Elaine Cheung, Esq. understands the importance of family connections. We work hard to help clients reach their personal goals, and we will do whatever it takes to help ensure success. To schedule a free initial consultation, call Contact us today.