VISA PROCESSES

Family Based Immigration

Family-sponsored immigration includes parents, spouses (including those in same-sex marriage), children, and siblings of adult U.S. citizens; and spouses (including those in same-sex marriages) and unmarried children of permanent residents. For some categories there are long waiting times because the 226,000 visa numbers are insufficient for demand. Some categories are visa-number exempt. This site describes the many types of family-based visas.