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Options For Family Members Of U.S. Citizens
Different visas serve different purposes in the immigration and naturalization system. All U.S. citizens are free to petition for members of their family — spouses, parents, children and siblings — to become permanent residents, the starting point to obtaining citizenship. There are several kinds of visas for family members of U.S. citizens, including:
- Immediate relatives: for children (under 21), parents and spouses of U.S. citizens
- FB-1 first preference: for unmarried adult sons and daughters of U.S. citizens
- FB-2 third preference: for married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens
- FB-4 fourth preference: for brothers and sisters of U.S. citizens
- K-1 fiancé/fiancée visas: for those seeking to bring a fiancé or fiancée to the United States.
- K-3 visas: for spouses of U.S. citizens whose petition for permanent residency has not yet been approved and forwarded to the U.S. consulate in the spouse's home country.
Options For Families Of Permanent Residents
Permanent residents (those who hold green cards) may petition for permanent residency for family members under these visa designations:
- FB-2A second preference: for spouses and unmarried children of permanent residents
- FB-2B second preference: for adult sons and daughters of permanent residents
- V visas: for spouses and children or lawful permanent residents, provided the permanent resident filed a petition for the spouse or child prior to December 21, 2000, and that petition is still pending
Family Visas And Fiancé/Fiancée Visas: Work With A Sugar Land Area Attorney
At Salinas Law Firm, we assist individuals, employers and employees in filing for these and other immigration documents. When working with us, you will be speaking directly to an attorney. We believe in communicating directly and fully about your situation and prospects. We promise to work diligently to obtain the results you and your family are hoping for.