Green card through marriage to a US citizen is usually the fastest way to become a permanent resident. There are also no restrictions on the number of people who can obtain a green card through marriage to a US citizen, but there is a process to submit certain forms.
Green cards for immediate relatives include:
- Spouses, parents, and children of US citizens
- Immediate relative child has to be under the age of 21 and unmarried
- Son or daughter must be 21 of age in order to sponsor and immediate relative parent
- Able to receive 2 year green cards if the marriage on which the immediate relative relationship is less than 2 years old.
- Step-children and adopted children have special rules.
If you are eligible for a green card you can become a permanent resident within 6-12 months.
As US Citizen you can apply for Permanent residency card for your parents. You must be a citizen of the US and over 21 in order to be eligible.
Unmarried Adult Son/Daughter
Whether single, divorced, or widowed; US citizen parents may apply for green cards for their sons, and daughters. Grandchildren may immigrate with their parents if they are under the age of 21 and unmarried.
Married Son Daughter
If you are a US citizen you may sponsor your married children for US green cards, and if they are married and have children who are under the age of 21, they can immigrate together. This can be a process that can take 10 to 11 years until they are able to immigrate.
If your siblings are over the age of 21 you are able to get them green cards by sponsoring them and if they are married, their spouse and children may immigrate at the same time, but their children must be under the age of 21.
Unmarried Adult Son/Daughter of LPR
If you are a lawful permanent resident in the US seeking to get your unmarried adult son or daughter a green card, you can start off by filing a form called I-130.
Spouse/Child of LPR
If you are a lawful permanent resident in the US seeking to get your spouse and children a green card, you can start off by filing a form called I-130.
Intercountry adoption is when an adult legally adopts a child from another country and brings that child to permanently live with you in your country. You are able to do this if the child’s birth parents transfer you the rights and responsibilities of their child.