Immediate Relative (IR) Visa

The Law Offices of Michael J. Gurfinkel, Inc. helps U.S. citizens petition for their immediate relatives, so they can immigrate to the U.S. Our attorneys and paralegals can help you fulfill your “American Dream”.


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Petition for Your Immediate Relatives (IR)


A U.S. citizen may petition for immediate relatives to live permanently in the U.S. Only the following relatives qualify as an immediate relative:


  • A spouse of a U.S. citizen
  • A child of a U.S. citizen (the child must be under 21 and unmarried)
  • A parent of a U.S citizen (the petitioning U.S. citizen must be at least 21 years old)


The Law Offices of Michael J. Gurfinkel, Inc. assists you in every step of the visa application process. Although petitioning for immediate relatives is faster than filing for other types of immigrant visas, it is still a complex, multi-step procedure. Let our experienced attorneys handle the matter to increase your chances of approval.


If you encounter obstacles to your visa application, we can formulate a legal strategy to increase the chances of a favorable outcome.

Let the Gurfinkel Team Handle the Application


Work with a Dependable Team

It is our privilege to help reunite families in the U.S., which is why we are committed to our clients. You will be led and supported by our team of lawyers and paralegals who have extensive experience in U.S. immigration law and who understand your needs and goals as an immigrant.


Receive Comprehensive Legal Support

We have decades of experience in handling immediate relative visa petitions and have helped families from all over the world reunite in the U.S. Our team analyzes all legal aspects of your case. Our goal is to make the petition process as smooth-sailing as possible and increase chances of a visa approval for your immediate relatives.

Have a Question? Ask Our Lawyers


If you have encountered a problem with a visa application, schedule a consultation with us today to discuss possible solutions.

Schedule an I.R. Visa Consultation

Operating with Compassion


The Law Offices of Michael J. Gurfinkel, Inc. acknowledges that the U.S. is a land of opportunity, and we can help you and your family with your immigration journey to the U.S. to get a chance to live a better life.


Our team understands that, in some cases, clients may have misunderstood immigration policies or had deficiencies in complying with the law. While each one of them had their own reasons, we do not pass judgment. Our job is to provide legal guidance and seek solutions. We operate with compassion.


Our law office has earned a reputation for handling cases that other attorneys have turned down. While we cannot guarantee success in working on these “miracle cases,’ we will analyze your case thoroughly and formulate a legal strategy to improve chances of a positive outcome.




To ensure that we have the sufficient time to go over the details of your case, all consultations at The Law Offices of Michael J. Gurfinkel, Inc. are by appointment only.


Before your appointment, download and complete the Initial Intake Questionnaire and send it back to us. Email the form to or fax it to 1-818-630-4997 prior to your schedule.

Call us to schedule an appointment today.

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