US Family Immigration Class

The immigration law of US allows that the foreign citizen who has relation with US citizen or US permanent resident could immigrate to US based on the family relation, which is US family immigration class. There are two kinds of family immigration: Unlimited family immigration and Limited family immigration. The limited family immigration have limited quota every year and have waiting period, that’s what the visa bulletin.

Limited Family Immigration:

1. Family First Preference: annual quota 23,400  

F1: US citizen’s foreign national sons and daughters who are unmarried and over the age of 21, including his/her illegitimate children if they are unmarried and under the age of 21. The application process time is about 6 years.   

2. Family Second Preference: annual quota 114,200

F2A: US permanent resident’s foreign national spouse and children who are unmarried and under the age of 21. The F2A subclass occupies 77% or more of the annual quota, and the application process time is about 5 years. 

F2B: US Permanent resident’s foreign national children who are unmarried and over the age of 21, including his/her illegitimate child. The F2B subclass occupies 23% of the annual quota, and the application process time is about 9 years. 

3. Family Third Preference: annual quota 23,400

F3: US citizen’s married foreign national sons and daughters and their family (spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21). The application process time is about 8 years.

4. Family Fourth Preference: 65,000

F4: US citizen’ foreign national brothers and sisters and their family (spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21). And the US citizen petitioner must be over the age of 21.

Unlimited Family Immigration:

Unlimited family immigration is available for US citizen petitioners to apply for immigration for their immediate relatives. The immediate relatives mean US citizen’s spouse, unmarried children under the age of 21, unmarried children under the age of 18 who are born from US citizen’s spouse and his/her ex-spouse, unmarried children under the age of 16 legally adopted by US citizen, and the parents of US citizen who’s over the age of 21. These immediate relatives could immigrate to US anytime and have no quota limit and no visa bulletin.

Major class:

CR1- US citizen files the petition for his/her foreign national spouse within 2 years of marriage (CR2 is for unmarried children under the age of 21), the application process time is about 15 months.

IR1- US citizen files the petition for his/her foreign national spouse above 2 years of marriage (CR2 is for unmarried children under the age of 21), the application process time is about 15 months. 

IR5- US citizen who’s over the age of 21 files the petition for his/her foreign national parents, the application process time is about one and half year.

K3- the preference subclass of CR1 (K4 is for CR2), the application process time is about 9-12 months.

K1- the visa for US citizen’s fiancé/es, the application process time is about 8-9 months.

MCD’s professional services

We have a powerful professional team consisting of registered immigration lawyers of US, former visa assistant of Guangzhou Consulate General of US and many experienced consultants, and we can deal with all kinds of immigration or visa application cases, such as: the case which the marriage relationship can’t be accepted, appeal for the rejected case of being a public charge, protect the right of the children who are over the age, etc. We have thousands of successful cases for your reference. We provide the following special service:

1. File the application: all kinds of family immigration applications, especially spouse visa and fiancé/es visa. We specialize in filling the application forms, thus we can avoid false or incomplete information which may badly affect the visa’s result. Committing us beginning with the first step of filing application will greatly benefit your case in the continuity, which leads to a successful result for your visa application.

2. Case following: we can promptly find out the case’s updated process status, (e.g., if the application package has been in Guangzhou Consulate General, if the background checks has been finished) and we could help you to arrange the interview date.

3. Document preparation: We could prepare all the required application documents in good presentation for our clients, thus can avoid visa denial caused by incomplete documents.  

4. Interview training: We provide professional interview training with perfect training schedules to enhance your confidence and ensure your success.     

5. Document submission: We could provide the service of document submission through our immigration lawyer, to avoid the case of document missing for post reason or no response for long time after document delivery.

6. Appeal for rejected case: Our immigration lawyers and law doctors could make appointment to meet the consul on behalf of you and appeal for the cases unfair rejected or waiting notice.

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