Family-based categories

Immigration for reasons of family reunification

The reunification of families through the Green Card process is one of the most traditional reasons for immigration to the United States.

In addition to the close relatives of U.S. citizens and Green Card holders, even spouses have the opportunity to qualify for an immigration category by marriage.
The respective procedures are subject to more or less serious limitations and are distinguished by greatly varying waiting times before the applicant is granted a Green Card.


Relatives / spouses of U.S. citizens

U.S. citizens can apply for the entry of their close relatives under certain conditions. These applications can generally be divided into two categories.

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Relatives / spouses of Green Card holders

Close family members of Green Card holders are entitled to immigrate to the United States.

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