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    Sponsoring a Stepchild




    Do you need legal help?

      Sponsoring a Stepchild




      Sponsoring a Stepchild




      Do you need legal help?

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        You deserve to enjoy your life and not worry that your life you’ve worked so hard to build in this country could be taken from you. 
        This worry that you could lose the life you know now is all too common. Buffalo immigration attorney Ramon Irizarry can help fix these worries and resolve these issues. 
        Let Ramon help you with your immigration matter.

        We care about giving you better results.

        You deserve to enjoy your life and not worry that your life you’ve worked so hard to build in this country could be taken from you. 
        This worry that you could lose the life you know now is all too common. Buffalo immigration attorney Ramon Irizarry can help fix these worries and resolve these issues. 
        Let Ramon help you with your immigration matter.
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        Are you a stepparent looking to sponsor a child? Watch this video to learn about sponsoring a stepchild, then call our New York immigration lawyer.


        Question:

        Can I sponsor a stepchild?

        Answer:

        A client contacted us, telling us his wife has a daughter from a previous marriage and asking if he could sponsor his stepdaughter for permanent residence. The answer to that question is it depends. It depends on when you were married and how old your stepdaughter was at the time.Under the U.S. immigration laws, a stepchild is treated the same as a biological child, as long as the marriage which created the step relationship took place before the child’s 18th birthday. If the marriage that created the step relationship took place before the child’s 18th birthday, then that child will be treated as a biological child under the immigration laws.If you have any questions about sponsoring any family members or any other immigration matters, give us a call.


        If you are looking to lawfully reside in the United States permanently and have questions about applying for permanent residency, contact our experienced New York family-based immigration lawyer today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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