Green Card Through Family

Overview of the Family Based Green Card Options

It is possible to obtain a green card based on sponsorship by a US Citizen or US Permanent Resident relative. This page will provide a basic overview of these options, and links to a more detailed overview of these various options. There is a main category for immediate relatives of US Citizens (spouses, parents and children), and then there are five “preference categories” where the wait time is longer, a fiancee visa category, and cancellation of removal which can lead to obtaining a green card.

Click on any of the following topics for a more detailed overview and to find additional articles, resources, case studies and more.

Family Based Categories List: