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Green Card Through Family: Who May Receive Green Card

Under the current immigration law, there are four (4) categories of family that may be eligible for green card (see below) If you are a member of one of these categories, you may ask your family member to sponsor you for a green card. Bear in mind, the time it takes for green card to be processed will dependent on preference category which is different from the family category listed below.

(1) an immediate family of US citizen

  • The child (unmarried and under 21 years old) of a U.S. citizen
  • The spouse (husband or wife) of a U.S. citizen
  • The parent of a U.S. citizen (if the U.S. citizen is 21 years or older)

(2) a family member of US citizen

  • An unmarried son or daughter (21 years or older) of a U.S. citizen
  • A married son or daughter (any age) of a U.S. citizen
  • A sibling (brother or sister) of a U.S. citizen

(3) a family member of US resident

  • The spouse of a permanent resident
  • The child (unmarried and under 21 years old) of permanent resident
  • The unmarried son or daughter (21 years or older) of a permanent resident

(4) a member of a “special category”

  • Are a battered child or spouse of a U.S. citizen
  • Entered the United States with a K visa as the fiancé(e) or spouse of a U.S. citizen or an accompanying child
  • Obtained V nonimmigrant status
  • Are a widow(er) of a U.S. citizen
  • Are born to a foreign diplomat in the United States
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  1. April 27, 2011 at 2:02 am

    Nice blog. Also the person who sponsor the green card should prove that he/she can support the sponsored members at 125% above the mandatory poverty line.

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