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This category is designed for the married children of U.S. citizens
regardless of his or her age. That means to qualify as a "child"
in this category, the person must be the son or daughter of a
U.S. citizen, who is married. Adopted child qualifies as long
as the adoption was finalized before the child's 16th birthday,
the adoptive parents have legal custody of the child for two years
(before or after the adoption), and the child resides with the
adoptive parents for two years (before or after the adoption).
A stepchild qualifies as long as the marriage had occurred before
the stepchild's 18th birthday.
Immediate family members of the married alien child can also apply for a green card with the child. The annual visa allotment available for this preference is 23,400, plus any visas not used by the first and the second preference. Please see "Visa Bulletin" for the latest information on usage of the visa quota.
There are two scenarios for married children of U.S. citizens to apply for immigration:
For more information on married children of U.S. citizens, please click on the following links: