Obtaining a Green Card through Relatives is one possible option for individuals who have close relatives or family members in the United States. Family members may be eligible to apply for permanent residence (Green
Card) if the sponsoring relative is a United States citizen. The process of completing and submitting an application for a Green Card for your relatives can be both costly and confusing. The
Card through Relatives Application Guide makes the application process easy to understand. This is a step-by-step guide to help you file your
Family-Based Green Card application as efficiently and quickly as possible.
You may submit an application for a Green Card if you have a close family member who is a United States citizen by birth or through naturalization.
The family member who will sponsor you for a Green Card can be your:
- Husband or wife (please refer to our Green Card through Marriage application)
- Widow or widower of a U.S. citizen
- Brother or sister (including half-brothers and half-sisters)
- Son or daughter (including illegitimate children)
- Stepson or stepdaughter
- Stepparent of a U.S. citizen child
- Adopted son or daughter
- Adopted parent (please refer to our Green Card through Adoption section)
- Father or mother
- Battered or abused spouse or child