Many people get Green Cards (become permanent residents) through family members. You may be eligible to get a Green Card as:
- • an immediate relative of a U.S. citizen, this includes spouses,
- unmarried children under the age of 21, and parents of U.S.
- citizen petitioners 21 or older
- • a family member of a U.S. citizen fitting into a preference category,
includes unmarried sons or daughters over the age of 21, married
- children of any age, and brothers and sisters of U.S. citizen
- 21 or older
- • a family member of a green card holder, this includes spouses and
- unmarried children of the sponsoring green card holder
- • a member of a special category, this can include battered spouse or
- child (VAWA), a K nonimmigrant, a person born to a foreign diplomat
- in the United States, a V nonimmigrant or a widow(er) of a U.S. Citizen
Information on fiance(e) visas or adoption is located in other sections of our website.