FB-1     Unmarried Sons and Daughters of US Citizen

Family Based Immigration – First Preference


Unmarried Sons and Daughters of US Citizen

What is Family-Based Immigration – First Preference?

FB-1 is an immigration visa in INA 203(a)(1). The beneficiary of an approved immigration visa petition is entitled to obtain permanent residence (green card) status of United States. FB-1 is for persons who are unmarried sons and daughters of a US citizen.

The Definition of "Sons and Daughters" of US citizen in Immigration Law

• "Sons and daughters" are children who are 21 years old or older and who have at least one U.S. citizen parent.

• "Sons and daughters" could also be stepchildren who are 21 years old or older, if the marriage creating the step-parent-stepchild relationship took place before the child’s 18th birthday.

How do US citizen apply green card for unmarried sons and daughters?

US citizen should file a petiton for his or her children using form I-130 with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

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