Green Card – Family Based Immigration
Permanent immigration in the U.S. comes with a variety of rights and privileges. There are two methods for obtaining lawful permanent residency based on a familial relationship: marriage or engagement to a U.S. Citizen, or through a relative who is either a citizen of the U.S. or a lawful permanent resident. Please click on a category below which best suits your situation.
Permanent immigration based upon a marital relationship exists in two categories, the K-1 Visa, also known as the Fiancé Visa, and the K-3 Visa. U.S. Citizens who are engaged to be married to a foreign national may petition the USCIS on behalf of their fiancé by way of the K-1 visa. U.S. Citizens who have a spouse that is a foreign national who is waiting abroad for an immigrant visa, can petition the USCIS on behalf of their spouse to allow them to re-unite with their family and apply for Immigrant status once in the United States. To read more, please click on the category below for more information.
Obtaining permanent resident status (“Green Card”) in the United States through a family member is a viable option for many individuals. A person may qualify for a green card through relatives if they fall into one of the following categories: