Sibling Visa

Massachusetts and Connecticut Immigration Lawyer

Sibling Visa At The Harrington Law Firm we help clients from Connecticut, Massachusetts and across the United States deal with family immigration cases involving petitioning for sibling visas. "Sibling" is not defined under United States immigration law. The law indicates that for a brother or sister of a U.S. citizen to come to the United States on a sibling visa, it must be shown that both individuals are children of a common parent. In addition, half brothers and sisters may also be eligible to seek this type of visa. For those individuals who are adopted, they cannot petition his or her natural-born brother or sister, because once an adoption is completed, biological relationships may be severed for immigration purposes.

Preference System

People who want to become immigrants are divided into categories based on a preference system. A fourth preference classification may qualify a sibling to petition for immigration if they have an adult brother or sister, 21 years or older and is an U.S. citizen.

The waiting time for an immigrant visa after the National Visa Center or foreign service post receives the approved petition depends on several factors, including the date of petition and the number of people petitioning. Preference visas are numerically limited. A case must wait until the priority date on the petition is available before starting to process the case.

For additional information regarding Sibling Visas, please contact The Harrington Law Firm.

About the Harrington Law Firm

The Harrington Law Firm is your ally and partner for your immigration and nationality legal needs in both Connecticut, Massachusetts and throughout the United States. The Harrington Law Firm will be there for you step by step throughout the entire process to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible.

Just as importantly, the Harrington Law Firm is truly devoted to its clients. We understand the steps you need to take to improve your legal status in the United States and are always available to answer questions and assist with the process.



Nancy Harrington
Attorney Nancy Harrington

Yes, I will meet with you and get to know what immigration issues you have. I will formulate a plan of action and discuss it with you. I will ask for certain documents and will complete the relevant forms and file them. I will keep you informed as to the progression of your case. I will help you from the start of the case until the end of the case.

Yes I do attend the marriage interview with you both. I will meet with you both 3-4 weeks before the interview to review what documents you need to bring. I will also conduct a practice interview with you to make you more comfortable with the process.

I have successfully handled Permanent Residency cases and Naturalization cases where my client had been arrested. Every case is different. It depends on the charges and the outcome of the case.

Yes, I accept credit cards and payment terms can be established.