Marriage Petitions  

Marriage Petition Attorneys in Omaha

Welcoming Your Spouse or Fiancé(e) into the Country

If you are a United States citizen but your spouse or fiancé(e) is a foreign citizen, you can help bring them into the country and live here through a relative petition. The spouse process begins with filing a Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative. Fiancés by contrast begin with Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé.

Do you need help figuring out how to file a marriage petition or even if you are eligible to file one? Take the guesswork out of the process by teaming up with Carlson & Burnett. Our team of Omaha marriage petition lawyers would be happy to review your case and let you know if filing a Form I-130 is the correct decision to bring your family together in the United States.

Call 402-403-4358 or contact us online to learn more.

Changes in Financial & Other Requirements

Most people feel deterred to file a marriage petition simply because it is an immigration process that can be rife with complications when handled incorrectly, not to mention the frequent changes to the process. To get through the application process and everything that follows, you can leave everything up to our attorneys. As your legal representatives, we can act on your behalf, handling the entirety of your case while pursuing your best interests. This is especially true, given the constant flux of changes that occur in the field of immigration law.

In the past 5 years, there have been major changes in:

  • Amount of “vetting” or background checks of immigrant applicants
  • Financial requirements for sponsors including increasing minimum income thresholds and prohibitions against receiving family benefits
  • Processing time increases for all classes of petitions
  • Increased scrutiny of detail minutia on immigration forms for completeness and consistency

With some luck and the help of your immigration attorney from Carlson & Burnett, the form will be approved, and your family member will be given further instructions from the USCIS. There will likely need to be an appointment to update fingerprints on file. If the background check based on the updated fingerprints is approved, then immigration will conduct an interview to verify the relationship information as well as the immigrant applicant’s background. Approval results in the immigrant obtaining lawful permanent resident status. If you receive a denial letter, then it will be time to speak with your lawyer about appealing the decision, filing again, or considering a different immigration option.

Marriage Petition Filing Fees

Please be aware that filing a marriage petition can cost several hundred dollars each time you file. A key benefit of hiring an immigration lawyer to assist with your marriage petition is that you greatly reduce your chances of filing an erroneous or incomplete form, which could save you from needing to pay multiple times due to filing more than once.

Proud to Assist Immigrants in Nebraska

Our Omaha marriage petition attorneys from Carlson & Burnett are ready to assist you and your spouse or fiancé(e) with a family petition. The sociopolitical climate in recent years has made knowing your rights as an immigrant more difficult, but we are here to help you through the whole process. We will act not only as legal guides but also as genuine friends who want to help you find a happier tomorrow together.

You can reach out to our firm at your next opportunity by dialing 402-403-4358.

Families We've Helped

  • “They treated us with the utmost respect and professionalism and made a difficult situation easier for us than I expected. I would recommend them for estate planning, and will be using them for my wife and I when we set ours up.”

    - Former Client
  • “Alexis has gone above and beyond. She was responsive, detailed and very easy to talk with. I could not recommend anyone more than her and the team!”

    - Former Client
  • “I highly recommend Alexis for anyone and everyone needing a lawyer!”

    - Former Client

What Makes Us Different?

  • Trustworthy

    Backed by decades of experience, we can be trusted to represent your case. Our comprehensive services cover everything you need to successfully settle your legal matter.

  • Respectful

    At Carlson & Burnett, you’re family. We know this is a difficult time for you and you’re family, and we’re here to help you get through it as smoothly as possible.

  • Approachable

    We are united in our mission to help people overcome legal challenges, and we do so with a level of integrity and respect that can’t be found at just any law firm.

  • Compassionate

    Our compassion for people extends to our personal clients as well as the local community. In addition to our legal work, we serve on civic boards and charitable foundations.

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