Immigration Through Lottery (Diversity Visa Lottery)

Each year, citizens of certain countries may apply through a lottery system for the Diversity Visa (DV) to come to the US and obtain permanent resident status. These are people from countries with low rates of immigration to the US. Natives of countries, which have sent more than 50,000 immigrants to the United States in the past five years, are …

Family Based Immigrant Visas for Spouse and Children of Permanent Residents

A person who has been granted lawful permanent resident status (Green Card holder), may petition the USCIS for an immigrant visa for spouse or minor unmarried children (under 21), and once the petition is approved the spouse will be notified by the Department of State when a visa number becomes available. If the spouse is outside of the United States …

Family Based Immigrant Visas for Spouse and Children of U.S. Citizens

Spouse and unmarried minor children (under 21) of a U.S. citizen are immediately eligible for an immigrant visa if an Alien Relative Petition is approved. Generally, if the spouse and/or the children (under 21) are in the U.S. (through a lawful admission or parole) they may file locally an Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status at the …