Immigration Attorney, Woburn

Green Card for Adult Child of U.S.

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A U.S. citizen may file a family preference visa petition on behalf of their unmarried son or daughter, twenty-one (21) years of age or older.

 

Currently, only 23,400 visas are issued each fiscal year for the F1 preference category: unmarried sons and daughters (21 years of age or older) of U.S. Citizens. This numerical limitation has caused a significant backlog in the time it takes for more distant relatives of U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents to apply for a green card.

To determine whether a family preference relative may file for a green card, one must reference the U.S. Department of State visa bulletin. The Department of State releases a visa bulletin each month to summarize the current availability of immigrant numbers. 

 

Unless otherwise indicated on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website, family preference relatives seeking to file a green card application must use the “Final Action Dates” to determine whether their priority date is current. 

For November 2019, the estimated wait time, or "visa queue", for unmarried adult children of U.S. citizens to apply for a green card is approximately:

                                                                                                       

Mexico: 19 years, 11 months                                                          

Philippines: 10 years, 7 months                                                                

India: 6 years, 2 months

China-Mainland Born: 6 years, 2 months

All Other Areas: 6 years, 2 months

See: Visa Bulletin for November 2019

In October 2019, the estimated wait time, or "visa queue", for unmarried adult children of U.S. citizens to apply for a green card was approximately:

                                                                                                       

Mexico: 19 years, 10 months                                                          

Philippines: 10 years, 8 months                                                                

India: 6 years, 2 months

China-Mainland Born: 6 years, 2 months

All Other Areas: 6 years, 2 months

See: Visa Bulletin for October 2019

In September 2019, the estimated wait time, or "visa queue", for unmarried adult children of U.S. citizens to apply for a green card was approximately:

                                                                                                       

Mexico: 19 years, 9 months                                                          

Philippines: 11+ years                                                                

India: 6 years, 8 months

China-Mainland Born: 6 years, 8 months

All Other Areas: 6 years, 8 months

See: Visa Bulletin for September 2019

In August 2019, the estimated wait time, or "visa queue", for unmarried adult children of U.S. citizens to apply for a green card was approximately:

                                                                                                       

Mexico: 19 years, 9 months                                                          

Philippines: 11+ years                                                                

India: 6 years, 8 months

China-Mainland Born: 6 years, 8 months

All Other Areas: 6 years, 8 months

See: Visa Bulletin for August 2019

In July 2019, the estimated wait time, or "visa queue", for unmarried adult children of U.S. citizens to apply for a green card was approximately:

                                                                                                       

Mexico: 19 years, 7 months                                                          

Philippines: 11+ years                                                                

India: 6 years, 7 months

China-Mainland Born: 6 years, 7 months

All Other Areas: 6 years, 7 months

See: Visa Bulletin for July 2019

In June 2019, the estimated wait time, or "visa queue", for unmarried adult children of U.S. citizens to apply for a green card was approximately:

                                                                                                       

Mexico: 19 years, 7 months                                                          

Philippines: 11+ years                                                                

India: 6 years, 7 months

China-Mainland Born: 6 years, 7 months

All Other Areas: 6 years, 7 months

See: Visa Bulletin for June 2019

 

In May 2019, the estimated wait time, or "visa queue", for unmarried adult children of U.S. citizens to apply for a green card was approximately:

                                                                                                       

Mexico: 19 years, 6 months                                                          

Philippines: 11+ years                                                                

India: 6 years, 8 months

China-Mainland Born: 6 years, 8 months

All Other Areas: 6 years, 8 months

See: Visa Bulletin for May 2019

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Speak with a Family Immigration Attorney in Woburn, MA

If you are a U.S. citizen who is considering filing a visa petition on behalf of your unmarried adult child, contact a Family Immigration Lawyer in Woburn, MA. Lally Immigration Services, LLC is located in Woburn, Massachusetts and offers free consultations.