TABLE OF FAMILY SPONSORSHIP BY A US CITIZEN

This Table is part of "Immigration and the Family" which explains these entries.

SPONSORSHIP BY US CITIZEN
SPONSOR
BENEFICIARY
IMMEDIATE RELATIVE
PREFERENCE
DERIVATIVE BENEFITS
COMMENTS
       
USC Wife or Husband Yes  No  
USCChild under 21and unmarriedYes NoSeparate petition is needed for each child
USCSon or Daughter over 21, unmarriedNoF1YesOnly one petition is needed for the son or daughter. No petition is needed for son or daughter's family
USCSon or Daughter , marriedNOF3YES
USCMother or FatherYES NoSeparate petitions are needed for the mother and for the father
USCBrother or SisterNoF4YesVery long wait, 10 years or more
USCGrandparents, Uncles, Aunts, Cousins   No sponsorship is possible

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