A foreign citizen seeking to immigrate generally must be sponsored by a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident immediate relative(s), or prospective U.S. employer, and have an approved petition before applying for an immigrant visa.
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For immigration of certain family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents
For adopting orphans from other countries
Special Immigrant Visas
For immigration based on special categories, including former U.S. government employees.
For information about the annual program that makes available immigrant diversity visas to eligible persons from certain countries.