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Green Card for Relatives

Help Your Family Immigrate to the United States

Green Card
for Relatives Relatives & Preferences

If you are a U.S. Citizen or have a Green Card (Legal Permanent Resident), you may be able to apply for and sponsor your foreign national relatives to immigrate to the U.S. Relatives who want to immigrate are classified into categories based on a preference system. Immediate relatives have priority – they can receive a visa faster. Other relatives must wait longer.

U.S. Citizen may apply for a green card for:
  1. Husband or Wife
  2. Unmarried child under 21 years of age
  3. Unmarried son or daughter over 21
  4. Married son or daughter
  5. Brother or sister, if the sponsor is at least 21 years old
  6. Parent, if the sponsor is at least 21 years old
LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENT MAY APPLY FOR A GREEN CARD FOR:
  1. Husband or wife
  2. Unmarried son or daughter
IMMEDIATE RELATIVES OF U.S CITIZEN:

After the immigration application is approved by the Immigration Service, the Immigrant Visa is immediately available for:

  1. Father
  2. Mother
  3. Husband
  4. Wife
  5. Unmarried Children under 21
For the family categories listed below, after approval of the immigration application by the Immigration Service, the relative must wait for an immigrant visa number to become available before being scheduled for an interview at the U.S. Consulate for an immigrant visa.

First Preference (1)

  • Unmarried Son or Daughter over 21 of U.S. Citizen
Second Preference (2A)
  • Husband or Wife of Legal Permanent Resident
  • Unmarried child under 21 of Legal Permanent Resident
Second Preference (2B)
  • Unmarried Son or Daughter over 21 of Legal Permanent Resident
Third Preference (3)
  • Married sons and daughters of U.S. Citizens
Fourth Preference (4)
  • Brothers and Sisters of U.S. Citizens over 21

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