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A Green Card also known as an immigrant visa or Legal Permanent Residence gives you the right to live permanently in the United States. Legal residents with a green cards have the legal right live, work and study in the United States among many other rights and benefits.
Immediate Family Relatives
In general Immediate Family relatives of an American Citizen have the right to apply for a Green Card to come and live in the United States. Relatives in this group can obtain permanent residence in the U.S. very fast because they don't have to wait for a visa number to become available. For U.S. immigration purposes, the following are considered immediate relatives of a U.S. citizen:
Family Preference Category
Other relatives who are also eligible to apply for a Green Card are the ones included in the Family Preference Category. For U.S. immigration purposes, the following relatives of a U.S. citizen are part of the Family Preference Catetory:
The Application for a Green Card or Lawful Permanent Residence through family related is a complex process involving multiple steps. There are few different ways to apply and obtain a Green Card through relatives but also several requirements, procedures, and forms to file. You must present support documentation to prove that you are eligible to apply for a Green Card though your family relatives. In terms of the application the American citizen will be sponsoring his or her relatives and there are several requirements for both the sponsor and the Green Card applicant.
Immigration is a complex process and as you start you application you may have several questions about the application process for a family based Green Card. Several frequently asked questions will be answered when ordering this download, including the following common immigration questions:
To learn more about how to apply for a Green Card through American family relatives, and to find answers to the above questions, order this downloadable guide with green card through relatives application instructions.