The petitioner is a U.S. citizen. The parties are legally married for 2 years or more. U.S. citizen and foreign spouse have a bona-fide marital relationship. U.S. citizen can demonstrate ability to financially support foreign spouse. Foreign spouse has not committed certain crimes.
FAQs about IR-1 Visas
Who is an immediate relative?
A spouse, child (unmarried person under 21 years of age) or parent (if U.S. citizen is at least 21 years old) of a U.S. citizen is considered an immediate relative. There are no limits on the number of immigrant visas or residence cards issued to immediate relatives.
What is an IR-1 visa?
A visa (also known as an immediate relative visa) issued by the United States embassy or consulate in the foreign relative’s home country for the purpose of allowing the spouse, child (under 21 and unmarried) or parent of a U.S. citizen to legally enter as a resident and live permanently in the United States. With… Read More