|Green Card Spouse and Family Members|
Green Card Spouse & Family Members
One of the most common methods of applying for permanent residency in US is the green card through a marriage application or through a family reference. Foreign spouses or parents of U.S. citizens are also eligible to submit a green card through marriage application or through a family reference based on their marriage or relationship to their U.S. citizen spouse or parent. Family, fiancé and spouse sponsorships for green card applications often take less time to process if compared to any other visa category. Green Card Spouse & Family Members visa category permits the relatives of US citizens to immigrate easily. Getting married to a US citizen or a lawful permanent residence in US does not automatically provide resident status in the US. Firstly, your US relative files a petition on your behalf, and then you will have to undergo an interview by the US government for admissibility to the US as an immigrant.
However, a spouse or parent of a US citizen primarily requires that the petitioner applies for his/ her visa through a series of categories which may/may not be current at the time your application is approved. A US citizen should be at least 21 years of age in order to apply for a visa for his/her relative.
There are primarily four major categories of family preference:
Adult sons and daughters (above 18 yrs of age) of US citizens.
To be eligible to file a petition the petitioner must qualify one of the following categories:
One must file a petition if you are married to a US citizen or a lawful permanent resident.
One can file a petition if you are the parent of a child who may have been/ not have been abused by your US citizen or lawful permanent resident spouse or your children (under 21 years of age and unmarried) as derivative beneficiaries, only if they have not filed their own petition.
One may file a petition if you are a child under 21 years of age and unmarried and who has been abused by a US citizen or a lawful permanent resident parent.
Process of filing a petition for Green Card Spouse & Family Members visa
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 October 2011 08:22|
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