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A U.S. citizen can file a petition on behalf of their unmarried children (under 21 years of age); unmarried sons or daughters (21 years of age or older); married sons or daughters (any age); parents; and siblings.
A Legal Permanent Resident (Green Card) can petition on behalf of their unmarried children (under 21 years of age); and unmarried sons or daughters (21 years of age or older).
The Family-Based Immigration Filing Process
A U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident files a Petition for Alien Relative on behalf of the immigrating relative with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in the U.S.
If the immigrating relative is inside the U.S., the immigrating relative may, under certain situations, file for Adjustment of Status along with the Petition for Alien Relative. Please refer to the Adjustment of Status page for more information.
After the Petition for Alien Relative is filed, USCIS sends a receipt notice confirming that they received the Petition for Alien Relative.
After a decision is made, a written notice of decision is mailed to the U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident.
If USCIS approves the Petition for Alien Relative and the immigrating relative is overseas, USCIS will send the Petition for Alien Relative to the U.S. Department of State’s National Visa Center (NVC). When an Immigrant Visa becomes available, the NVC will notify the U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident and the immigrating relative, inviting the immigrating relative to apply for an Immigrant Visa. Please refer to the Consular Processing page for more information.
Family-Based Immigration for Derivative Relatives
If the Petition for Alien Relative is filed by a Legal Permanent Resident for unmarried child (under 21 years of age) or unmarried sons or daughters (21 years of age or older), separate Petition for Alien Relative is not required for each and every unmarried children under 21 years of age of the immigrating relative.
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