FaMILY BASED VISAS
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Permanent Family Based Visas on Preference Basis
A permanent family based visa, as suggested by its name, results in a Green Card. U. S. immigration statutes
recognize these types of family based visas which are subject to visa quota limits and issued on a preference basis:
Preferences General Description Numerical Limits
First: Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Citizens 23,400 plus any numbers not required for
Second: Spouses and Children, and Unmarried Sons 114,200, plus the number (if any) by which
and Daughters of Permanent Residents: the worldwide family preference level exceeds
26,000, & any unused 1st preference numbers:
2A. Spouses and Children: 77% of the overall 2nd preference limitation, of
which 75% are exempt from the per-country limit;
2B. Unmarried Sons and Daughters 23% of the overall second preference limitation.
(21 years of age or older):
Third Married Sons and Daughters of Citizens 23,400, plus any numbers not required by 1st and
Fourth Brothers and Sisters of Adult Citizens 65,000, plus any numbers not required by first
Persons interested in petitioning for their relatives as enumerated in the above table must understand that most of the
family preferences are over-subscribed and therefore are subject to long waiting periods before an approved visa
can be issued. An appropriate strategy is to apply as soon as one is qualified to do so, that is upon becoming a Legal
Permanent Resident or United States Citizen.m Nevertheless, immediate family members are not subject to
preference numerical quotas - please see next sub-heading.
WANGLAW is available to assist individuals who are interested in sponsoring their relatives for Permanent
Residence in the United States of America.
Immediate Family Visas
The following relatives qualify as immediate family members who are not subject to numerical visa limits under the
family preference schedule:
[ ] Spouses of United States Citizens and their children under age 21.
[ ] Father and mother of United States Citizen.
Immediate relatives who are already in the United States may file simultaneously for Adjustment of Status and for
Employment Authorization at the same time the Petition for Alien Relative is submitted. Consular processing and
certain violations of visa status by immediate relatives while in the United States are also waived. WANGLAW
is available to assist individuals who are interested in sponsoring their immediate relatives for Permanent Residence
in the United States of America.
Temporary Visa for Fiancees
The K visas are dual intent visas that are available to fiancees of United States citizen who wish to enter the United
States for the sole purpose of marriage which must occur within 90 days of entry. The K visa offers an alternate
route for a Citizen contemplating marriage in that a wedding can be celebrated inside the United States.
WANGLAW is available to assist persons interested in sponsoring their fiancees to enter United States of
America for the purpose of marriage and residing with them permanently.
Another Temporary Visa for Relatives
A United States Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident may want to invite his or her relatives to visit on a temporary
basis. The temporary visitor B-2 visa (tourist or pleasure visitor visa) is available for such a purpose. Such a visitor
is not authorized to work in the United States and must return to the home country at the end of the authorized
stay.. An extension of stay may be available under certain circumstances. WANGLAW is available to assist
persons interested in sponsoring their relatives to visit them in United States of America on a temporary basis.
Affidavit of Support
A person who sponsors an alien relative must provide financial responsibility for the persons coming to the
United States. This is accomplished by signing an appropriate Affidavit of Support.
Caveat /Disclaimer: U.S. immigration statutes, regulations and interpretations of these and other federal, state and local law are subject
to change and timely, competent counsel from a qualified legal professional on current and applicable law to particular facts is
indispensable. This website provides information of a general nature and such information cannot pertain to any specific set of facts, and
the provision of information cannot create any attorney-client relationship. For any particular situation, the visitor should obtain counsel
from a qualified legal professional. The publisher reserves the right to amend the contents of this website at any time and for any reason.
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