Family and Marriage Based Petitions

U.S. immigration law allows certain foreign nationals who have a familial relationship with U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to become lawful permanent residents (Green Card) based on the type of familial relationship they have. If you are an immediate relative (spouse, minor child, or parent) of a U.S. citizen, you may be able to obtain a Green Card substantially faster than other family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents.

Family and Marriage Based Petitions

Other family members that are eligible to apply for a Green Card are:
– Unmarried sons and daughters, 21 years of age and older, of U.S. citizens;
– Spouses and children (unmarried and under 21 years of age) of lawful permanent residents;
– Unmarried sons and daughters, 21 years of age and older, of lawful permanent residents;
– Married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens; and
– Brothers and sisters of U.S. citizens (if the U.S. citizen is 21 years of age and older).

The K-1 is a non-immigrant visa that permits a foreign national fiancé of a U.S. citizen to travel to the United States to marry the petitioning U.S. citizen sponsor within 90 days of admission to the country.