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The Sibling of US Citizen category enables US citizens to sponsor their sister, brother, half-sister, half-brother, stepsister, stepbrother or adopted brother or sister living abroad or already residing in the United States to live and work in the US on a permanent basis.
If applying while the foreign sibling is in the US, the foreign sibling must have entered the US legally and continue to maintain lawful status. If applying while the foreign sibling is outside the United States, the foreign sibling must remain outside the US until the visa is granted.Assessment
Sibling of US Citizen (F4) Green Card Basic Requirements
To be eligible for a Green Card as a Sibling of a US Citizen, the applicant must be the sister, brother, half-sister, half-brother, stepsister, stepbrother or adopted brother or sister of a US citizen who is at least 21 years of age. This must be proven through the use of the following relevant documents: birth certificates, adoption papers, marriage certificates. Applicants must meet certain health and character requirements.Assessment
Sibling of US Citizen (F4) Green Card Entitlements
The Sibling of US Visa (F4) category provides foreign siblings with the opportunity to reunite with family members living in the United States and become permanent residents. In addition, the spouse and children under 21 years of age of the foreign sibling may accompany the foreign sibling and apply for permanent residence as well.
Permanent Residents have the right to live and work in the United States permanently, leave and return to the United States with few limitations, attend public schools and colleges and become a US citizen when eligible to do so.Assessment
Sibling of US Citizen (F4) Green Card Processing Time and Costs
|Premium Migration Service||US$2999|
|Government Fees and Processing Times|
|Partner Application Fee||US$420-1070|
|Dependents Application Fee||US$420-1070|
|Processing Time||2 - 13 years|
- Other Green Cards
An EB1 Green Card is for priority workers with extraordinary abilities and a permanent employment opportunity in the US.
An EB2 Green Card is for advanced degree holders or those with exceptional ability and a permanent employment opportunity in the US.
An EB3 Green Card is for professional, skilled and other workers with a permanent employment opportunity in the US.
An EB4 Green Card is for certain special immigrants with a permanent employment opportunity in the US.
An EB5 Green Card is for entrepreneurs who can invest in a new commercial enterprise in the United States.
The Immediate Relative category allows US citizens to sponsor their foreign spouses, children and parents for a Green Card.
The F2 category allows permanent residents of the US to sponsor their foreign spouses and children to apply for a Green Card.
These Green Card categories allow US citizens to sponsor their children to become US permanent residents.
- Latest Immigration News
- USCIS Reaches H-1B Cap
On April 7th, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for the fiscal year (FYI) 2015. USCIS also reported that that it has received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the advanced degree exemption.
- US Visa Interview Waiver for Renewal Applications
According to a recent press release, the US Government allows certain qualified nonimmigrant visa applicants in Bangladesh to renew their visas without an interview with a US Consular Officer.
- US Citizenship and Immigration Services Moving Interview Process to Pittsburgh
Applicants for US citizenship will no longer be interviewed in West Virginia. They have to travel to Pittsburgh to complete the process of obtaining citizenship.
- USCIS Reaches H-1B Cap