The EB4 widow(er) green card checklist below provides a general idea of the process, timeline and what is usually needed for the spouses of deceased U.S. citizens to obtain their marriage-based green card. To have a better understanding of this list, please read the family-based green card overview for the big picture and then go through the EB4 widow(er) green card for details.
Please click to download the EB4 widow(er) green card checklist for the widow(er) of a U.S. citizen.
The widow(er) green card petition is for the surviving spouse (and their dependent children) of deceased U.S. citizens to obtain their green card. The widow(er) green card petition must be submitted within 2 years of the U.S. citizen’s death and the widow(er) cannot be remarried to another person when filing for this green card petition.
HAVE A WIDOW(ER) GREEN CARD IMMIGRATION QUESTION? CONTACT US
If you have a widow(er) green card (foreign spouses of deceased U.S. citizens) immigration question, please fill out our contact us form or send us an email with some basic information about your background and your immigration needs. We will do our best to respond within 48 hours.
How we can help?
Kylie Huang Law’s immigration attorney will help identify if the client is qualified for a widow(er) green card and whether there are other green card options available to the client. We will work closely with our clients to prepare their widow(er) green card petition and we will also strategize on how the widow(er) green card petition should be presented in the filings and in the interview to achieve the best chances of approval. It is advised and common practice to retain an immigration attorney for certain unusual widow(er) green card petitions due to the complexities in the immigration process and visa requirements.