Immigration Attorney, Woburn

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There are two groups of family-based immigrant visa categories: Immediate Relatives ("IR") and Family Preference Relatives ("F"). Visas are always available for immediate relatives of U.S. citizens. This means that spouses, unmarried children under 21, and parents of U.S. citizens do not need to wait for a visa to become available in order to apply for a green card.

Immigrant visas for the Family Preference categories are numerically limited, so they are not always immediately available. Therefore, "family preference relatives" must wait in what is known as the "visa queue" for a visa becomes available. See the Department of State Visa Bulletin.


Lally Immigration Services works with individuals and families to prepare and submit applications for the following types of family-based visas:

  • Orphan adopted abroad by a U.S. Citizen - (IR-3)

  • Orphan to be adopted in the U.S. by a U.S. citizen - (IR-4)

  • Violence Against Women Act ("VAWA" Self-Petitions)

Call to Schedule a Free Consultation with a Family Immigration Attorney in Woburn, Massachusetts

If you have questions about family immigration, contact experienced Family Immigration Lawyer, Dayna Lally, to schedule a free consultation. Lally Immigration Services, LLC is located in Woburn, Massachusetts and has ample free parking.