COMMON TYPES OF FAMILY IMMIGRATION PETITIONS
One of the most common avenues for obtaining permanent residence in the United States is sponsorship by a family member. Citizens, and in some cases green card holders, can petition for certain family members who are in or outside of the United States. Depending on the family relationship and the location where the application will be processed, the process and timeline for obtaining a green card for a family member varies widely. Following are some typical types of family based immigration petitions.