At The Anwari Law Firm, PC we know all too well the pain and worry associated with having your family separated due to immigration problems. The United States is still a country of freedom and opportunity, though it is becoming more difficult to immigrate to the U.S. legally.

Legal counsel and representation have always been an advantage when it comes to meeting the necessary requirements to bring family members to your new homeland. At present, tightening restrictions on family immigration, otherwise known as “chain migration,” make having premium legal assistance absolutely essential.

Why The Anwari Law Firm Is the One to Choose for Immigration Matters

The Anwari Law Firm, serving clients throughout the United States, is fully prepared to give you legal guidance, help you gather all necessary documents for our careful review, file all required papers in a timely fashion, stay in close communication with you, and answer your questions as soon as we receive them. Because we are aware that immigration delays are frustrating and all-too-common, we push to have your case reviewed quickly, and a decision issued as soon as possible.

It is important to remember that you get what you pay for. Tragically, attorneys without experience or talent in this area of the law have disappointed far too many immigrant families. Even worse, out-and-out charlatans have cheated a large number of immigrants out of their hard-earned dollars without ever taking meaningful steps towards uniting their families. Avoid this kind of heartbreak by checking out your immigration attorney with care.

Anwari Law staff is responsible and trustworthy. Moreover, we have a track record of success backed up by client testimonials and a fine reputation among our peers and in the community. Although no firm can guarantee a successful outcome, we can guarantee that our practice will give you the very best chance of obtaining a visa for your loved one.

All in the Family

Depending on the nature of your relationship with the person you want to help bring to this country, the requirements will vary. Immigration laws do not operate on the basis of emotional closeness but on your genetic or marital connection to the individual who wants to immigrate. Below are the requirements that have to be met for various family members to obtain a U.S. Visa.

Wife or Husband of a U.S. Citizen

As a U.S. citizen, you do not have to wait for a visa to become available before bringing your husband or wife to the U.S. If your husband or wife is already in the U.S., you can also apply for them to get a green card without having to go back to their home country. When you work with the Anwari Law Firm, you will have the peace of mind of being kept in the loop every inch of the way and knowing our expertise will help you get the fastest results.

Children of a U.S. Citizen

Being forced to live away from your children can be unbearable, so it is a blessing that visas are promptly available for children of U.S. citizens. To qualify as an immediate relative, however, the child in question must be:

  • Unmarried
  • Under 21 years of age
  • If a stepchild, under 18 years old when the step-child relationship was solidified
  • If adopted, the child must be under the age of 16 and have lived with the U.S. citizen for at least 2 years before filing for the immigrant visa petition

At The Anwari Law Firm, we are unwavering in our dedication to uniting children with their parents.

Parents of a U.S. Citizen

Being apart from your parents, especially if they are living in unfavorable or dangerous conditions, or having troubles related to aging, can make rescuing them from their country of origin feel like an urgent duty. Fortunately, as with children, visas are readily available for parents of U.S. citizens, as long as you (the child) are at least 21 years old.

Spouse/Children of a Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder)

If you are a permanent resident rather than a U.S. citizen, you may still file an application for your spouse or unmarried child to immigrate to the U.S. Because there is a limit on the number of relatives who may immigrate under this category each year, however, there is typically a waiting period before your relative’s number is reached.

Brothers/Sisters of a U.S. Citizen

If you are a U.S. citizen who wants to bring a sibling to the U.S., you must apply for a family preference immigrant visa. Because there is a yearly limit on the number of such visas granted, they are awarded in order of the date you filed the visa petition. Your sibling will not be allowed to apply for a green card until that priority date comes up.


If your intended wants to join you in the U.S. in order to marry you, and you are a U.S. citizen, there is K-1 (fiancé(e) visa created just for the two of you. Remember though that the person applying for the K-1 visa must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be unmarried
  • Marry the fiancé(e) within 90 days of arrival in the U.S.
  • Have met the fiancé(e) in person at least once within the last 2 years
  • Meet the current income requirement

If you have immigrated to the U.S. and stay in this country, your marriage may make you eligible to apply for a green card through the adjustment of status (AOS) process.

Contact Our Family Immigration Law Firm Located In Fairfax County

Family immigration matters are a serious business. With such high stakes, it is important that you reach out to the dedicated immigration attorneys at The Anwari Law Firm. We have the in-depth, up-to-date knowledge and the finely tuned skills to help you bring your family together in the U.S.

We will handle your case efficiently, knowing that time is of the essence in matters of immigration. We understand the urgency of the situation and will fight aggressively to see that you and your family get the help you need. You can reach us by phone or by filling out the contact form on our website.