Hi. I am a permanent resident and wondering if I can sponsor my parents (both in their 50’s) and my 28 yr old brother to immigrate to the US. Please advice.
Answer: You will be able to sponsor your parents and your brother when you become a U.S. citizen. Your parents would fall under the immediate relative category meaning an immediate visa number will be available. Your brother will fall under the fourth preference, and it will take some years before he will be able to complete the process of adjusting. See the preference system information below:
Immediate relatives of U.S. citizens, which includes parents, spouses and unmarried children under the age of 21, who do not have to wait for an immigrant visa number to become available once the immigrant visa petition filed for them is approved. , relatives in the remaining categories must wait for an immigrant visa number to become available according to the following preferences:
First Preference: Unmarried, adult sons and daughters of U.S. citizens. Adult means 21 years of age or older.
Second Preference: Spouses of legal permanent residents, and the unmarried sons and daughters (regardless of age) of legal permanent residents and their children.
Third Preference: Married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens, their spouses and their minor children.
Fourth Preference: Brothers and sisters of adult U.S. citizens, their spouses and their minor children.
You should seek the advise of an experienced immigration attorney prior to filing your petitions.