Family Preference Visa – What is an F-3 Immigrant Visa?
An F-3 immigrant visa allows a United States Citizen to petition their married son or daughter to immigrate to the U.S.
Aside from F-3, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has different categories for family preference visas that allow you (a legal permanent resident or United States Citizen) to petition a qualifying relative to immigrate to the United States.
- First Preference or F-1 – A petition for unmarried sons and daughters (21 years old and older) of U.S. Citizens
- Second preference or F-2A – A petition for spouse and minor children (below 21 years old) of lawful permanent residents
- Third Preference or F-2B – A petition for unmarried sons and daughters aged 21 or older of legal permanent residents
- Fourth Preference or F-4 – A petition for brothers and sisters of U.S Citizens
F-3 Immigrant Visa Overview
You and your married son or daughter must meet the criteria or eligibility requirements to apply. You, the petitioner, must be U.S. Citizen and have a valid U.S. address. You must be able to establish proof of your relationship with your married son or daughter.
If you and your married child qualify, there are several forms and supporting documents that must be submitted. After filing, the applicant or applicants must also prepare for and pass an interview with the U.S. Embassy.