Assisting New York Clients with Family-Based Immigration, Employment-Based Immigration, Immigration Litigation, and More
When choosing an immigration lawyer, you need someone who cares about your case as much as you do. At John Nicelli & Associates, our team has over 30 years of immigration legal experience that we leverage to achieve positive results for our clients. We also understand that a decision in an immigration case can radically transform the client's and their loved ones' lives. We constantly do everything in our power to get them a successful outcome.
Attorney John A. Nicelli and our team offers immigration legal services in Manhattan across a number of categories. We have a thorough understanding of the systems involved backed by decades of hands-on experience and cases won. If you are experiencing an immigration problem or are seeking a green card, we can likely help. After reviewing the facts, our team is always realistic with our clients about legal solutions available and their likelihoods of success.
Family Immigration and Family Petitions
United States citizens and lawful permanent residents have the unique and powerful ability to sponsor certain types relatives for their own green cards. This can lead to family members becoming lawful permanent residents themselves and, eventually, even citizens.
Relatives are categorized into “immediate” or “preference” relatives based on the nature of the familial relationship and whether you are a citizen or lawful permanent resident. Preference relatives are subject to an annual visa cap and long wait times, making smart legal strategy especially important.
Family immigration involving marriages can also be more challenging. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will seek to verify the authenticity of your relationship, which requires documentation and a thorough, in-person interview.