Family Based U.S. Immigration
U.S. citizens living in America or abroad may initiate requests for family members to immigrate to the U.S.
Our staff help clients to:
- seek refuge from a country of persecution
- understand the financial and emotional commitment necessary for resettlement
- prepare documents
- work with consular authorities and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service
If you have been admitted to the United States as a refugee or if you have been granted status in the United States as an asylee, within the previous two years and as the principal applicant, you may file a petition to seek to be reunited with your spouse and/or your unmarried children under twenty-one (21) years of age whether they reside in or outside the United States. The staff of HIAS Chicago can assist you in determining whether your relatives meet the eligibility criteria for this type of processing and in filing the required petition.