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If you are an immediate relative of a U.S. citizen, you can become a lawful permanent resident (get a Green Card) based on your family relationship if you meet certain eligibility requirements.
You are an immediate relative if you are:
If you are a widow or widower of a U.S. citizen, please see Green Card for Widow(er)s for information about how to apply for a Green Card.
If you are currently outside the United States, see Consular Processing for information about how to apply for a Green Card as an immediate relative.
If you are currently in the United States and you meet certain other requirements, you may file Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status to apply for a Green Card without leaving the country. This is called “adjustment of status.”
As an immediate relative, you may file your Form I-485 together (“concurrently”) with the Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative filed on your behalf, while the Form I-130 is pending, or after the Form I-130 is approved (and remains valid). For more information, see our pages on Concurrent Filing and the Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative.
Immigrant visas for immediate relatives of U.S. citizens are unlimited, so the visas are always available.
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