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Family-Sponsored Immigration - A Step-by-Step Immigration Guide

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What is Family-Sponsored Immigration?
Reuniting families through family-sponsored immigration
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If you want to come to the U.S. to live and work permanently and you have a relative who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you may be able to obtain permanent residence through family-sponsored immigration.

This is a multi-step process that both the foreign relative (known as the beneficiary) and the U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (known as the petitioner or sponsor) must go through to obtain an immigrant visa.

The following steps will guide you through the process of immigrating to the U.S. through family sponsorship.

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