Family Preferences

  • The First Preference

    The first preference includes all unmarried sons or daughters of U.S. citizens, including sons and daughters over 21 years of age.

  • The Second Preference

    The Second Preference is broken into two categories:

    i. The spouse or child (unmarried and under 21) of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence; and

    ii. The unmarried sons or daughters (21 or over) of immigrants lawfully admitted for permanent residence.

  • The Third Preference

    The third preference includes married sons or daughters of U.S. citizens.

  • The Fourth Preference

    The fourth preference includes the brothers or sisters of U.S. citizens, if the citizen is at least 21 years old.

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