Lee & Garasia, LLC
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Tel: 732-516-1717
Toll Free: 888-404-5876
Experience, Accessibility, and Excellence
for Over 20 Years
“When it comes to immigration, I go to Paris and Angie–and trust me, I know a lot of lawyers all over the world.”–Renzo Gracie, Brazilian Jiujitsu and MMA Legend 
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“Lee and Garasia are excellent lawyers, punctual and professional. They are dedicated to going above and beyond the usual level of service to meet your client’s needs. Their staff is very knowledgeable, friendly and polite. I would highly… recommend this firm to anyone.”
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“I would definitely recommend Mr.Lee and Garasia as an immigration attorney because they did a great job with my case i.e. of Adjustment of Status (i-485). Mr. Lee helped us in each and every detailed information and prepared to the best of it. It was all well done and would like to appreciate.”
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“I would like to thank my lawyer Mr Lee & Garasia and the staff for all immense help and patience throughout this entire process, I really appreciate your constant attention to my case, as well to my questions and my concerns. You’ve really made this process much more comprehensive to me, which I greatly appreciate.”
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“Mr. Lee and Ms. Garasia did a great job with my renewal of my permanent residence application. They help prepare the paperwork with such a great attention to details and accuracy. I will recommend the law firm every time.”
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“Mr. Lee did a great job with the renewal of my permanent residence application. My case was very time sensitive and they worked really fast on my case with great detail and accuracy. I will recommend the law firm every time.”
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“I would recommend Attorney Paris Lee for anybody who needs immigration consultation. Mr. Lee is THE lawyer who respects and cares clients. Mr. Lee is professional and honest. Bottom line, preparation for the results and NO BS!”
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“Stalin – Lee did a wonderful job, Got my wife her visa in one year. He is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him for all your immigration needs.”
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“Hello. I appoint him as my immigration lawyer and that way he solved my cases was truly amazing. He was so honest and knowledgeable for his work. He solved my all family immigration issues and because of his effort we were able to get done our immigration work done successful. Thank you lee and garasia.”
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US Citizen Family Visas

If you are a United States Citizen, you may legally petition for members of your family (subject to certain restrictions). The following categories are eligible to immigrate as relatives of U.S. Citizens:

Spouses — Immediate Relatives
Parents — Immediate Relatives
Unmarried Children (under 21 years of age) — Immediate Relatives
Unmarried Children (21 and older) — Preference Category F1
Married Children (21 and older) — Preference Category F3
Siblings — Preference Category F4

Immediate Relatives are not subject to visa limitations. However, those who are considered Preference Category Relatives are not eligible for visas or immigrant status unless and until their priority dates have been reached.

In order to file a petition for a relative, the U.S. Citizen Petitioner must complete the I-130 and enclose supporting documentation confirming proof of American citizenship as well as proof of relationship to the person being filed for.

Depending on the country and category under which your relative falls under, visa wait times can range anywhere from one to 10 years. Priority dates can be tracked under the Visa Bulletin, which is released by the Department of State every month.

General Required Documents

Some documents that you will need to assemble, at a minimum, include but are not limited to:

  • Birth Certificates
  • Marriage Certificates
  • Divorce Certificates
  • Death Certificates
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship
  • Proof of Financial Ability to Support the Immigrant

Any foreign document not in English must be accompanied by an English translation.

Our Office Concentrates in Family Immigration Law

There may be additional documents that you may need to obtain depending on the facts and circumstances of your case. Our office can help you to identify which documents may or may not be sufficient as well as spot any potential legal issues that may interfere with your relative’s immigration. Some very common problems include:

  • Lack of birth documents
  • Lack of identity documents
  • Insufficient or unreliable birth documents
  • Insufficient or unreliable marriage documents

In addition, there may be legal issues that affect the case including:

  • Previous periods of presence in the U.S.
  • Previous applications for visas
  • Entry issues
  • Criminal issues
  • Fraud or misrepresentation issues
  • Previous marriages
  • Adjustment of status eligibility

Our office has been handling these cases for over 17 years. We have a proven track record of success in helping families obtain their visas both in the United States as well as at the American consulates abroad. We know what to look for, and we know how to address potentially complicated issues that may affect the immigration process. Contact us now to help you evaluate your case and file for your family member.