Under the provisions of United States immigration law, specifically the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), there are two types of family based visa categories: Immediate relatives (close relationship) and family preference categories (distant relatives). Each category and the respective visas are outlined below:
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Spouse of a U.S. Citizen
Unmarried child under 21 years of age of a U.S. Citizen
Orphan adopted abroad
by a U.S. Citizen
Orphan to be adopted in
the U.S. by a U.S. citizen
Parent of a U.S. Citizen
who is at least 21 years old
Family First Preference (F1)
Unmarried sons and daughters
of U.S. citizens
Family Second Preference (F2)
Spouses, minor children, and unmarried sons
and daughters (age 21 and over) of
LPRs (Greencard holders).
Family Third Preference (F3)
Married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens,
and their spouses and minor children.
Family Fourth Preference (F4)
Brothers and sisters of U.S. citizens, and their spouses and minor children, provided the U.S. citizens are at least 21 years of age.
Children of Fiancé
In general, the following documents are required to start your application process:
+ Passport(s) valid for at least 60 days beyond the expiration date printed on the immigrant visa
+ Affidavit of Support
+ Form DS-260, Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration Application.
+ Two (2) 2x2 photographs
+ Civil Documents for the applicant
+ Completed Medical Examination Forms
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