Same-sex marriage can now form the basis for immediate relative I-130 family petition or I-129F fiancé petition.

Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. vs. Windsor, the immigration agencies must treat same-sex married couples the same as anyone else. The new more expansive treatment of marriage applies to family-based adjustment of status, fiancé visas, employment-based derivatives, and more. After years of feeling frustrated for our same-sex clients who struggled to find alternative visa categories just to live with their spouse, we are thrilled to assist same-sex binational couples in pursuing their dream of permanent residence through the basis that makes the most sense – family.