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Green Card Through Family: How Long Does It Take to Get Green Card

As mentioned in the previous blog, speed at which green card application is processed is not determined by the “family category.” How long it takes to get a green card is determined by “preference category” and the nationality of the immigrant. The higher the preference category (F1 is highest – F4 is lowest), generally the faster the green card will be issued. The different preference category are:

(1)F1 – Unmarried sons and daughters of citizens

(2)F2A – Spouses and children of permanent resident

(3)F2B – Unmarried sons and daughters of permanent resident

(4)F3 – Married sons and daughters of citizens

(5)F4 – Brothers and sisters of adult citizens

The exact time it takes for one to receive a green card fluctuates and can be determined by viewing the latest visa bulletin.

For immigration purpose, it is important to distinguish the difference between “children” and “sons and daughters”. In the context above, “children” is defined as a person under 21 years old, and “sons and daughters” is defined as offspring that is over 21 years old.

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  1. April 20, 2011 at 5:56 am

    Nice information. Would like to add something.The speed at which green card application is processed also varies depending on the consulate the form is being filed.

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