Requirements

Requirements

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Your foreign relative requires an immigrant visa to enter the United States. Is your foreign relative eligible to apply for an immigrant visa?

What are the Requirements to Obtain an Immigrant Visa?

U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien

The person filing the petition must be a United States citizen either by birth or naturalization or a permanent resident of the United States.

Family Relationship

There is a legally recognized family relationship between the petitioner and foreign relative.

Financial Support

The person filing the petition must be able to demonstrate that s/he can financially support their foreign relative, that they fulfill the minimum financial support requirements or that they have a co-sponsor who does.

Criminal History

Your foreign relative has not committed certain crimes.

Additional Questions?

More information about the specific requirements of obtaining an immigrant visa is available on the immigrant visa FAQs.