This visa category permits the
immediate relatives of United States citizens to immigrate
without waiting in a quota or preference line. Mere marriage
to a United States citizen or permanent resident does not
automatically create resident status in the United States.
The United States relative must file a petition on behalf
of the foreign relative, and the foreign relative must
undergo an interview by the United States government for
admissibility to the United States as an immigrant. However,
less immediate ties than a spouse or parent of a United
States citizen require that a person apply for his or her
visa through a series of categories which may or may not
be current at the time the person's application is approved.
A United States citizen must be at least 21 years of age
in order to immigrate a relative.
There are FOUR basic categories of family preference:
First, adult sons and daughters of United States citizens;
Second, spouses, and adult sons and daughters of lawful permanent residents or
Third, married children of United States citizens; and
Fourth, brothers and sisters of United States citizens.
A bulletin is issued by the United States Department of State (www.state.gov)
showing the status of the various visa categories in relation to the preferences
for the worldwide countries which have not over-subscribed the system as well
as a breakdown for those countries which are over-subscribed. There are varying
waiting periods in these categories, depending on the backlog of prior applications
on a worldwide basis and on a per country basis in the case of certain high demand
countries. These waits are unpredictable, and can change from month to month,
since the waiting line depends upon the number of people with earlier priority
dates on their approved applications who actually complete the process when the
time comes that the visa is available.
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