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September 30, 2022

What is a Family Visa and What Are Its Requirements?

Today, in this Blog, we will be talking about how you can apply for a family visa in the United States.

Most of the people living in California look forward to meeting their family living abroad.

Family-based immigration allows both U.S. citizens and permanent residents the ability to petition for immigrant visas for their family members. These petitions allow for families to be reunited through legal immigration methods.

Family-based immigration permits US citizens as well as permanent residents to petition for immigrant visas for their family members. Through legal immigration methods, these petitions permit families to be reunited.

What Are The Requirements To Be A Sponsor?

Sponsors and Beneficiaries are required for Family Visas. A permanent US citizen or resident who will petition for the beneficiary is referred to as a “Sponsor” and family members who are willing to come to the US are referred to as a “Beneficiary.

Being a sponsor, you will be required to provide an affidavit of support that states that you are able to provide a complete standard of living and protection to your beneficiary while living in the US and this shouldn’t be lower than 125% of the US national poverty guidelines.

In the US, Family-based visas are provided as per your current status as a citizen or permanent residence. You are eligible to apply for the petition for a family visa if you are a lawful permanent citizen in the US. Family Immigrant Visa can be applied for the following family members which include:

  • Parents
  • Spouse
  • Siblings
  • Children




What If You Have An Undocumented Family Member Residing In The US?

If the family of a US citizen or permanent resident is undocumented, then they either have to leave the country in order to receive an immigrant visa or apply for status of adjustment to keep living in US only in the cases if the applied immigrants are facing some kind of humanitarian disaster in their native land.


Immigration process can take a long period of time to complete. However, Family Based Immigration can reduce the waiting period of time by resulting in quicker reuniting for your family.

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