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Green Card- Immediate family members vs. Other family members

U.S. immigration law allows certain aliens who are family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to become lawful permanent residents (get a Green Card) based on specific family relationships.

Immediate Relative- The spouse, minor child, or parent of a U.S. citizen are considered Immediate Relatives of the U.S. Citizen.

Other family members- Other family members of the U.S. citizen of Legal Permanent Resident allowed to apply for a Green Card are categorized according to a preference list. (See below)



-First preference (F1)- unmarried sons and daughters (21 years of age and older) of U.S. citizens.



-Second preference (F2A)- spouses and children (unmarried and under 21 years of age) of lawful permanent residents.



-Third Preference (F3)- married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens; and



-Fourth Preference (F4)- brothers and sisters of U.S. citizens (if the U.S. citizen is 21 years of age and older).



You should also read the Instructions for Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status before you apply. Call us at 312.363.9661 or email us at Bayolaw@gmail.com

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Modupe· Dec 19, 02:04
Can I file F4 for my brothef and how long will it take for them to respond.
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Adenike· Dec 19, 02:25

It can take up to 10years because your brother falls under fourth preference. Also California take longer compare to Nebraska . However rules changes you can go [[Sign In to see link]] for more information

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Assumpta · Dec 19, 10:04
Don’t file ,that will be a waste of time, it takes more than 10years plus. Out of all the categories F4 is the least very slow .
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Orion· Dec 19, 02:05
Can we file K1 visa now for fiancé ?
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Adenike· Dec 19, 02:26

[[Sign In to see link]] have the most resent information

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Joshua· Dec 19, 02:09
What about permanent residence waiting?
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Kofi· Dec 19, 06:38
Helpful information. I’m thinking of filling for my siblings but how fast can this process be? Are they state basis? Can Being in the military expedite the process?
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Adenike· Dec 19, 13:50
I was in the military when I file for my sister and it’s not yet approve. If you are filing for your spouse and you want to get deploy or PCS to over sea then it can be expedite if you provide the necessary documents
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Kofi· Dec 19, 18:25

Adenike how long ago was it ?

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Adenike· Dec 19, 18:36

Kofi 4years

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Tala· Dec 19, 08:15
How long does it take when you want to change status from ashylee to green card holder?
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Ezekiel · Dec 19, 09:30
How long does f1 take did it years ago with no reply
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Obara· Dec 19, 15:39
How easy is it to adjust status with immediate family petition?
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Godfather · Dec 19, 18:38
I filed the I-130 for my wife. It’s one year now. Any advice to get her here faster. Can’t wait no more.
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Franklyn· Dec 29, 05:11
I am like 3 months away from becoming a citizen but my wife is a citizen . If I file for my son who Is 14 years how long will it take for him to get here without my wife.
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Olu· Jan 26, 11:56
Please how do file to come give birth in America
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Adebayo· Jan 26, 12:53
There is no immigration visa for coming to give birth in America. In fact, that is illegal.
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Adebayo· Jan 29, 12:52
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