Q: If the sponsor of a potential immigrant is a company versus a U.S. Citizen, versus a green card holder, these probably have some impact on the success or failure of your application?
A: It can affect the timing of an application. For example, someone who is marrying a U.S. Citizen or is a minor child of a U.S. Citizen, is an “immediate relative”, and generally has a Visa or green card available to him or her “immediately,” once they’ve completed the process.
Whereas, if you marry a green card holder, you fall into a backlog because there is a quota system for that where there are only approximately 114,000 Visas available worldwide for those kinds of individuals. Someone in that situation may be waiting an extra year and a half to two years, while the person who marries a U.S. citizen is usually not waiting.
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