How do I get a family based green card?


How do I get a family based green card?

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Essentially there are two main classes of family based green cards. The first class is immediate relatives and includes spouses, unmarried minor children, and parents of U.S. citizens. There are no quotas for this class and no time limits beyond the time needed to process the application.

On the other hand, preference categories, the second class of family based green cards, are subject to quotas. Waiting periods are determined by the category and country of origin. These categories include:

1st Preference: Adult, unmarried children of U.S. citizens

2nd Preference:

1. Spouses and minor children of U.S. permanent residents

2. Adult, unmarried children of U.S. permanent residents

3rd Preference: Adult children of U.S. citizens (including their spouses and children)

4th Preference: Brothers and sisters of adult U.S. citizens (including their spouses and children)

During your initial consultation, your immigration lawyer will advise you as to what class and or preference you fall under.

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