immediate relative

Definition of "immediate relative"
  1. In the context of immigration law, this term refers to a U.S. citizen's spouse, minor children (below age 21), or parents, if the citizen is 21 or older, who have the right to apply for U.S. permanent residence without any yearly limits
How to use "immediate relative" in a sentence
  1. His wife is considered an immediate relative under immigration laws due to their marital status.
  2. Since she is under 21, he could sponsor his daughter as an immediate relative for a green card.
  3. Being 21-years old, he could sponsor his parents as immediate relatives.

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