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Am I eligible for a green card?

You may be eligible to apply for a green card if you are an:

Immediate relative of US citizen:

  • Spouse of a U.S. citizen
  • Unmarried child under the age of 21 of a U.S. citizen
  • Parent of a U.S. citizen who is at least 21 years old


Other relative of a U.S. citizen or relative of a LPR (lawful permanent resident):

  • Family member of a U.S. citizen, meaning you are the:
    • Unmarried son or daughter of a U.S. citizen and you are 21 years old or older
    • Married son or daughter of a U.S. citizen
    • Brother or sister of a U.S. citizen who is at least 21 years old


  • Family member of a lawful permanent resident, meaning you are the:
    • Spouse of a lawful permanent resident
    • Unmarried child under the age of 21 of a lawful permanent resident
    • Unmarried son or daughter of a lawful permanent resident 21 years old or older


    Fiancee of a US citizen or the fiancee's child

  • Person admitted to the U.S. as a fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen (K-1 nonimmigrant)
  • Person admitted to the U.S. as the child of a fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen (K-2 nonimmigrant)


Widow of US citizen

Widow or widower of a U.S. citizen and you were married to your U.S. citizen spouse at the time your spouse died

VAWA self-petitioner, victim of battery or extreme cruelty

  • Abused spouse of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • Abused child (unmarried and under 21 years old) of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • Abused parent of a U.S. citizen


This list is not exhaustive, for more options see also our section on "Is there a visa for..." under the "FAQ" menu of our website - or contact ISSLG to schedule a consultation.

Have more questions?

Contact an immigration attorney at IISLG for a consultation to learn more about your options.