The law firm of Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt P.A. (KKWT) is one of the pre-eminent immigration law firms in the world. With offices in Miami, Florida, the firm represents clients in a wide range of family immigration matters. They are uniquely qualified to undertake this work because one of the partners, Ira J. Kurzban, Esq., has litigated more than 50 reported immigration cases and is regarded as a skilled practitioner who has revolutionized immigration law. In addition, Attorney Kurzban is the author of the widely cited Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook, now in its 13th Edition. His work, and the work of all the attorneys in our immigration section, makes it possible for our firm to provide experienced and knowledgeable representation to immigrants from around the world who seek to be reunited with their families.
Options for Immigrants Related to US Citizens
US citizens are able to petition for family members, including spouses, parents, children and siblings, to become permanent residents and start on the path to citizenship. There are numerous visa types for family members of US citizens; our firm advises clients about the category that fits their circumstances:
- Immediate Relatives - Children (under 21), parents and spouses of U.S. Citizens
- FB-1 First Preference - Unmarried sons and daughters of US citizens.
- FB-2 Third Preference - Married sons and daughters of US citizens.
- FB-4 Fourth Preference - Brothers and sisters of US citizens.
- K-1 and K-3 Fiancée Visas - Fiancées of US citizens are eligible for these non-immigrant visas that are good for 90 days
- K-3 Visas - For spouses of US citizens whose petition for permanent residency has not been approved and forwarded to the US consulate in the spouse's home country.
Options for Families of Permanent Residents
Permanent residents (holders of "green cards") are able to petition for permanent residency for family members under the following visa programs:
- FB-2A Second Preference - Spouses and unmarried children of permanent residents.
- FB-2B Second Preference - Adult sons and daughters of permanent residents.
- V Visas - Spouses or children or lawful permanent residents, if the permanent resident has filed a petition for the spouse or child before December 21, 2000 and the petition is still pending.
Citizens and permanent residents of the US can seek other visa types for their family members. Our attorneys will help clients review their options to determine whether these visa programs might be effective.
In addition to helping family members apply for visas for their relatives, the lawyers at KKWTP particularly enjoy helping people with international adoptions. This aspect of the practice is particularly rewarding, as it brings children in need to loving families in the US.
Contact our Miami Law Firms for Information about Family-Based Immigration
To learn more about family immigration, contact the office of Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt P.A. online or call us at 786-401-4706.
The immigration law attorneys at Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli and Pratt, P.A., provide experienced representation and advocacy to people in communities such as Miami, Gainesville, Pensacola, Ft. Walton Beach, Panama City, St. Augustine and other communities in North Florida and the Florida Panhandle. We also serve clients throughout the state, including those in Tampa, Orlando and Daytona.
Immigration Law Sourcebook
For a copy of Kurzban's Immigration Sourcebook,
please visit AILA Agora.