Immediate Relatives

To promote family unity, the Federal Government allows eligible, immediate relatives to have special immigraBlack Family with grandparentsBlack Family with grandparentstion priority to reside legally in the United States. Immediate relatives must be sponsored by a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.

Immediate relatives, such as spouses, children, and parents have special immigration priority and do not have to wait in line for a visa number to become available for them to immigrate because there are an unlimited number of visas for their particular categories. Please see: