Many people are wondering what it takes to be considered an immediate relative of a U.S. citizen and how they can get their green card in the US. On this page, we will go over exactly who qualifies as an immediate relative of a U.S. citizen and the steps that need to be taken by these immigrants in order to get their green cards in the United States. We hope that after reading this article, you will have all your questions answered about who is considered an immediate relative of a U.S Citizen and qualify for lawful permanent residency status here in America!
In order to be considered an immediate relative of a US citizen, the immigrant must have one of these relationships to a US citizen: son or daughter (including adopted children and biological grandchildren), spouse, brother or sister (full blood and step-brothers and sisters) parent.
Are you considered an immediate relative of a US citizen?
In order to be considered an immediate relative of a US Citizen you must meet the following requirements:
-You are a child under 21 years old or a spouse or the parent of the U.S. citizen petitioner
-The U.S. citizen petitioner must be at least 18 years old when filing on your behalf.
You must prove that your relationship is bona fide and not just for immigration purposes.
The burden of proof falls on you to prove this to USCIS, which can take months or even years.