Green Card Through Special Categories of Family
You may be able to become a permanent resident (get a green card) through a special family situation. These adjustment of status programs are limited to individuals who meet particular qualifications and/or apply during certain time frames.
For more information on the following categories of family members visit this webpages:
- Battered Spouse or Child (VAWA)
- K Nonimmigrant (includes fiancé(e))
- Person Born to a Foreign Diplomat in the United States
- V Nonimmigrant
- Widow(er) of a U.S. Citizen
For information on becoming a permanent resident through a family member, see our Green Card Through Family webpage.
For information on other special categories that may lead to permanent residence, see our Other Ways to Get a Green Card webpage.