United States citizens and permanent residents are treated differently with respect to their ability to sponsor family members. Additionally, not every family relationship creates an eligible sponsorship.
There are five classes of immigrant visas available.
If you are child (under the age of twenty-one), spouse, or parent of a United States citizen aged twenty-one years or older, you are eligible for a green card pursuant to this category. There is no wait to apply for a visa under this category.
An individual is eligible to apply for permanent residence pursuant to this category if they are the unmarried, adult (age 21 or older) son or daughter of a United States citizen.
This visa category is for spouses and minor children of United States permanent residents as well as their adult, unmarried children.
An individual is eligible for permanent residence in this category if they are the married child of a United States citizen.
Brothers or sisters of an adult, United States citizen may acquire a United States green card pursuant to this category.
For further information with respect to US and Canadian immigration or to find out if you or a company employee is eligible for temporary or permanent relocation to Canada or the US, we invite you to contact our experienced immigration lawyers and attorneys by contacting the Bomza Law Group at:
1-800-993-9971 or by clicking here: “Contact Us”.