Extended family

The Family Preference Immigrant Visas (Extended Family) are limited, and are specified for distant family relatives of a United States citizen (some specific relations can apply for Lawful Permanent Residents as well).
● Family First Preference Visa (F1): The unmarried sons and daughters of United States citizens, and their minor children, if any.
● Family Second Preference (F2): The spouse, minor children, and unmarried sons and daughters (over the age of 21) of Lawful Permanent Residents.
● Family Third Preference (F3): The married sons and daughters of United States citizens, and their spouses and minor children.
● Family Fourth Preference (F4): The brothers and sisters of United States citizens (over the age of 21), and their spouses and minor children

Preference relatives usually have to wait long durations because of all the strict fiscal limits on permanent immigration, wait time varies upon the family preference category and the country of origin.
When there becomes more qualified applicants than visas available for the fiscal year, the category is considered oversubscribed. Visas are then issued chronologically from when the petition was filed, where the filing date becomes the applicant(s) priority date. Immigrant visas cannot be issued until the priority date is reached, and in some cases the waiting time can take years.

Premier International Law Group can provide comprehensive immigration case overview. Our experienced attorneys can help filing and preparing for interviews with the USCIS or U.S consulates. Additionally our firm can assist in other visas such as Fiance Visas (K-1), K-3 or K-4 nonimmigrant visas, along with any other immigration cases.

Insert Charts under Extended Family:

Chart 1: Dates for Filing Applications

Family-SponsoredAll Chargeability AreasExcept Those ListedCHINA-Mainland BornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F108MAR1208MAR1208MAR1201SEP9815FEB08
F2A01DEC1701DEC1701DEC1701DEC1701DEC17
F2B22MAR1422MAR1422MAR1408JUN9715DEC07
F322SEP0622SEP0622SEP0608OCT9801AUG95
F401MAY0501MAY0501JAN0501JUN9801DEC95

 

Chart 2: Application Final Action Dates (Priority Dates)

Family-SponsoredAll Chargeability AreasExcept Those ListedCHINA-Mainland BornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F108APR1108APR1108APR1101AUG9715NOV06
F2A22JUL1622JUL1622JUL1601JUL1622JUL16
F2B01NOV1101NOV1101NOV1122APR9722APR97
F301MAY0601MAY0601MAY0622DEC9501JUN95
F408JAN0508JAN0508APR0415JAN9801JUN95