Who is an “immediate relative?” (Immigration)
The process for getting a green card or a family member depends on being an "immediate relative." The following are considered "immediate relatives" and potentially eligible for a green card/lawful permanent resident status:
- Spouses of U.S. citizens;
- Parents of U.S. citizens who are more than 21 years old;
- Unmarried child (under 21 years old) of a U.S. citizen.