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What Is An Immigration Beneficiary?

Family-based immigration is a type of immigration that allows US citizens and lawful permanent residents (also known as green card holders) to sponsor certain family members for immigration to the United States. The purpose of family-based immigration is to reunite families who have been separated due to immigration or other circumstances. An immigration beneficiary is an individual who is eligible to immigrate to the United States based on the petition of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, such as a family member. Beneficiaries can be either principal beneficiaries or derivative beneficiaries.

  • Principal beneficiaries are the primary beneficiaries of a petition. They are the individuals who are named on the petition and who are eligible to immigrate to the United States. A good example is a green card, which allows a beneficiary to live and work permanently in the United States.
  • Derivative beneficiaries are the spouses and unmarried children of principal beneficiaries. They may be eligible to immigrate to the United States along with the principal beneficiary, even if they are not named as the principal immigrant in the petition.

To be eligible for immigration benefits, beneficiaries must meet certain requirements, such as:

  • They must be admissible to the United States.
  • They must meet the requirements of the specific immigration benefit that they are applying for.

If you are interested in learning more about immigration benefits, you should speak with an experienced family-based immigration attorney. An attorney can help you understand your eligibility for immigration benefits and can represent you in the immigration process.

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Are You Ready To Make America Home? Talk To An Immigration Lawyer

When you’re ready to hire an immigration attorney, the experienced family-based immigration lawyers at Godoy Law Office offer assistance in immigration matters, including family-based visas, green cards and deportation defense. If you need help with an immigration issue, please contact our office or call us at 630-912-0322.

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