This section of the website explains how you may petition for relatives (or future relatives such as a fiancé(e) or a prospective adopted child) to immigrate to the United States. For other topics, such as citizenship or visitor visas, see the links to the right.
How Can I Help a Family Member Immigrate?
Your status determines which relatives (or future relatives) may be eligible to receive immigration benefits. In order to help a family member immigrate, you must be a:
- U.S. citizen
- Green card holder (permanent resident)
- Refugee admitted as a refugee within the past 2 years or asylee granted asylum within the past 2 years
If you or a member of your family is in the U.S. military, see the Military section of our website.