The immigrant visa system puzzles many immigrant families.
Confusion often increases when the relationship between the petitioner and the beneficiary changes during the permanent residence process.
For instance, take the visa processing situation of a daughter, 21 years or older, of a U.S. citizen, whose petition has been filed and is pending.
As she waits for her green card interview, she decides to get married.
Now, she is placed in a lower category, and her wait is extended, often by several years.
Recommended Links For More Information:
Immigrant Relative Petitions And Family-Based Visas
What Family Members And Relatives Can You Sponsor For A Green Card?