PREFERENCE CATEGORIES

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PREFERENCE CATEGORIES

Unlimited: Immediate relatives of U.S. citizens constitute a special category that is not subject to quotas.  Immediate relatives include the sponsor’s parents, spouse, and unmarried children below the age of 21 years.

  • First Preference: Unmarried adult (above the age of 21 years) sons and daughters of U.S. citizens.
  • Second Preference: Spouses of lawful permanent residents and their unmarried sons and daughters of any age.
  • Third Preference: Married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens.
  • Fourth Preference: Brothers and sisters of adult U.S. citizens.