Do American citizens and permanent residents become the sponsor for their spouses, children, orphans, and parents to take the green card?
How long does it take to sponsor a family member?
All green card applications are not treated the same way. Family preference category (F) must wait for a long period because they have a limited number of immigrant visas (green card) available every year. On the other hand, “immediate relatives” of U.S. citizens (IR) have an unlimited supply so there is not a line and the waiting period.