United States immigration law allows those with a close family member who is a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident to sponsor relatives for green cards. The law breaks up relatives into two categories: immediate relatives and preference relatives. For the immediate relatives category, there is no limit on the number of immigrants who can enter the U.S. in one year. However, the preference categories only have a limited number of visas available each year. As a result, a beneficiary must wait until a green card becomes available in their category.
The family-based preference categories are as follows:
First Preference: Unmarried adult sons/daughters (21 or older) of U.S. Citizens
Second Preference (2A): Spouses and children (unmarried and under 21) of permanent residents
Second Preference (2B): Unmarried adult sons/daughters (21 or older) of permanent residents
Third Preference: Married sons/daughters (any age) of U.S. Citizens
Fourth Preference: Brothers/sisters of adult U.S. citizens
Law Office of Ify Odunukwe will explain the process, advise on eligibility requirements, prepare the petition and supporting documentation, file and monitor the case, and provide guidance throughout the entire process. If stateside, we will also attend the adjustment of status interview with you, providing you counsel and representation during the interview. If abroad, we will prepare you for the interview.
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