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    Family-Based Immigration

    Under the U.S. immigration law, there are two basic categories of family-based immigration: (1) Immediate Relatives of U.S. citizens (spouses, parents and unmarried children under 21); and (2) Preference Relatives (U.S. citizens’ unmarried sons and daughters over 21; U.S. citizens’ married sons and daughters; U.S. citizens’ brothers and sisters; and spouses and unmarried sons and daughters of lawful permanent residents).

    The applicants under the Immediate Relatives category are not subject to annual numerical limitation on immigrant visas, i.e. no waiting for the immigrant visa availability is necessary. However, the applicants under the Preference Relatives are subject to annual numerical limitation on immigrant visas, and for certain preference, it may take years for the immigrant visa to become available.

    You may obtain family-based permanent residency in the United States through either of the categories as indicated in the right column.





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