Family Based Immigration

Who You Are Who Can be Petitioned For Preference Category
U.S. citizen age 21 or older Parents Immediate relative
U.S. citizen (at least age 18, for financial sponsorship purposes) Spouse Immediate relative
U.S. citizen (at least age 18, for financial sponsorship purposes) Minor, unmarried children Immediate relative
U.S. citizen Married children or adult children Preference relative
(1st preference)
U.S. citizen age 21 or older Brothers and sisters Preference relative (4th preference)
U.S. permanent resident Unmarried children Preference relative
(2nd preference — 2A or 2B)
U.S. permanent resident Spouse Preference relative
(2nd preference)