The definition of a “dependent” under United States immigration law is a child under the age of 21 and single. If a child meets the definition of a dependent, the parent can petition their child to come to the United States on a dependent visa. A dependent visa is a type of derivative visa, as most children get a visa after their parent has successfully obtained theirs.
At Hanlon Law Group, PC, we represent parents who are looking to petition their children and obtain a dependent visa. To find out more about the visa application process and requirements, contact a Los Angeles dependent visa lawyer. We offer a free consultation where we can discuss your immigration options.
Dependents may apply for both derivative non-immigrant visas and immigrant visas. For example, children and spouses of an H-1B non-immigrant visa holder may seek an H-4 visa.
Similarly, if a principle applicant is applying for adjustment of status to seek permanent resident status, his or her dependents may also apply for permanent resident status. The Los Angeles dependent visa lawyers of Hanlon Law Group can explain both processes, and guide you through the application. We can explain what documents are needed to complete the application process, as well as the other requirements for applying.
Contact a Los Angeles dependent visa lawyer to learn about the steps and requirements involved in the immigration process.