What Is The Preference System for Family-Based Green Cards?
United States immigration law allows certain foreigners who are family members of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident to become lawful permanent residents (get a Green Card) based on their family relationships. The total number of immigrant visas issued each year is limited. The immigration preference system is a way to distribute the limited number of Green Cards that are available each year based on categories, or preferences. The citizen who has a family connection to the Green Card applicant will sponsor the applicant and must be at least 21 years old. The higher your preference category, the faster you are likely to receive a Green Card. Foreigners with a lower preference connection may have a substantially longer wait period than those with higher preference connections.
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Chicago Family-Based Green Card Attorney
The process of obtaining a family-based Green Card is complex and competitive. To help ensure that every step in the visa application process is completed to give the applicant the best opportunity for a speedy and successful outcome, a skilled immigration attorney can put their experience to work for you and review your circumstances to help you make the decisions to help you succeed. If you need help with an immigration issue, please contact our office at 855-554-6369.