Us Citizenship Questions – Family Immigration


A Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) is a foreign national who has been granted the privilege of permanently living and working in the United States.

You become a LPR through a United States Citizen parent, spouse, or sibling.  You can also become a LPR through an LPR spouse or parent (but only if you are single)

Two important points about becoming a LRP through your qualifying family members are: 1) in most cases there are waiting lines to get your visa (See the Visa Bulletin: some lines are a short as a few years while other are over 20 years); 2) your qualifying family member must make enough income to qualify as a sponsor or be able to find a U.S. Citizen or LPR who will file jointly with them for you.

Family immigration consists of 4 steps:

  • The Petition;
  • The waiver (If necessary);
  • The Application;
  • The Final Interview

Each step take between 4-6 months to complete, unless you qualify to complete the process in the United States (then it takes about 6 months for the total process).




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