A lot of individuals in the U.S. with family members who reside in other countries think about bringing their families with them. As per the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) rules, there are two main family-based immigrant groups, which are the immediate relative and family preference categories.
An immigrant would fall into one of these immigrant categories when a permanent resident or U.S. citizen petitions a foreign or alien family member. These categories define the kind of relationship the U.S. sponsor has with the immigrant and the priority the immigrant would be given when trying to get a green card.
Individuals under the immediate relative categories are given for those with an exclusive relationship with the U.S. sponsor. But the categories for family preference include other qualifying family members of the U.S. sponsor and some specific family members of a permanent resident. These include:
Those who don’t fit into one of these family preference categories might qualify under the immediate relative categories. Visas for immediate relatives are available for a U.S. citizen’s unmarried children, spouse, and parents.
Because of the limited number of visas available for family preference categories, ensuring that your application is accurate is immensely crucial. You can reach out to our Ohio immigration lawyer here at The VanNoy Firm so you can learn more about your specific case. Call us or fill out our online contact form to schedule your appointment.
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