Under Visa Bultin they are F2A and F2B for marriage to permanent resident which one is which ? what is the difference

Asked about 1 year ago - New York, NY

A. (F2A) Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents: 77% of the overall second preference limitation, of which 75% are exempt from the per-country limit;

B. (F2B) Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 years of age or older) of Permanent Residents: 23% of the overall second preference limitation.

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  1. Alexus Paul Sham

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    Answered . F2A is for spouses and children under 21. F2B is for unmarried children that are 21 or older.

    Alexus P. Sham alexuspshamesq@gmail.com (917) 498-9009. The above information is only general in nature and does... more
  2. Ana Ilieva Forcum

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    Answered . This is just general info , consult an attorney for the specific situation. If you are an unmarried child of a permanent resident, turning 21 years of age may delay the process of becoming a permanent resident or obtaining an immigrant visa. You will no longer qualify as an “Unmarried Child of a Lawful Permanent Resident” (F2A) and will convert to the category of an “Unmarried Son or Daughter of a Lawful Permanent Resident (F2B).” This change in categories may result in a significant delay in your immigrant visa becoming available.

  3. Dean P Murray

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    Answered . Repeat question.

    IMPORTANT: Mr. Murray's response is NOT legal advice and does NOT create an attorney-client relationship. You... more
  4. Allan Scott Lolly

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    Answered . Foreign spouses of U.S. permanent resident green card holders fall under F2A. F2B refers to adult children of green card holders only.

    Call: 888.483.0311. Information provided is general in nature and is not legal advice to be relied upon for any... more
  5. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko

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    Answered . Please refrain from duplicate postings.

    DISCLAIMER The answer given above by the lawyer serves for educational purposes only and provides general... more
  6. Alena Shautsova

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    Answered . F2A= dependents, unmarried sons and daughters under 21 (or persons who fall into this category under the CSPA)
    F2B= those who either over 21 or married

    Att. number 917-885-2261 This advice does not create an attorney client relationship. No specific legal advice may... more

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