The V classification allow a Lawful Permanent Resident to bring foreign national spouse and children living abroad to the U.S. while they are awaiting the adjudication of their immigrant visa petition.
To qualify for the V visa:
- The Lawful Permanent Resident spouse filed an immigrant visa petition on or before December 21, 2000 on behalf of the foreign spouse and unmarried children under 21;
- The family members have been waiting at least three (3) years since the filing of the immigrant visa petition.
U.S. embassies and consulates have not issued any V visas for the past several years because applicants with priority dates on or before December 21, 2000, were able to apply for immigrant visas as their priority dates became current.
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