Family-Based Immigration Services Immigrating to the U.S. Through Relatives

Family Preference Immigrant Visas

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More distant foreign relatives of US citizens can be sponsored through a “family preference category.” At American Immigration Law Office LTD, our knowledgeable US immigration attorney has been guiding clients throughout London and the United Kingdom through the complexities of the American immigration system for years and can maximize your chances of achieving the results you need. Whether you are an unmarried child, spouse, or sibling of a US citizen aged 21 or over, we are prepared to work closely with you and use our vast legal knowledge to ensure your legal rights are protected.

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Types of Family Preference Immigrant Visas

Family preference immigrant visas are granted to more distant relatives of US citizens and legal permanent residents. While a distant relative’s relationship to a US citizen may allow them to qualify for a visa or green card, visas in this category are subject to numerical limitations and potentially decades-long wait times before being issued. It is only when an applicant’s priority date becomes current that an immigrant visa may be issued.

A person may qualify as a preference relative if they fit into any of the following categories:

  • Family First Preference (F1): Unmarried sons and daughters aged 21 and over of US citizens, and their minor children, if any.
  • Family Second Preference (F2): Spouses, minor children, and unmarried sons and daughters (aged 21 and over) of legal permanent residents. A minimum of 77% of all visas available for this category will be granted to spouses and children, with the rest being allocated to unmarried sons and daughters.
  • Family Third Preference (F3): Married sons and daughters aged 21 or over of US citizens, and their spouses and minor children.
  • Family Fourth Preference (F4): Brothers and sisters of US citizens, and their spouses and minor children, provided the US citizens are at least 21 years of age.

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Nobody should have to endure the confusion and complexity of an immigration-related matter on their own. At American Immigration Law Office LTD, our top-rated counsel understands the ins and outs of family-based immigration and can handle the legal heavy lifting on your behalf. As an immigrant herself, our founding attorney Ioana Hyde has dealt with the same issues firsthand and can guide you every step of the way. With genuine commitment, efficient service and a personal touch, we have what it takes to address your concerns and position you for success.

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