Immediate Relatives

Immediate relatives include:

  • The spouses of U.S. citizens,
  • The children (unmarried and under 21 years of age) of U.S. citizens,
  • The parents of U.S. citizens at least 21 years old, and
  • Widows or widowers of U.S. citizens if the U.S. citizen filed a petition before his or her death or if the widow(er) files a petition within 2 years of the citizen’s death.
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