Some foreign nationals who wish to become lawful permanent residents (LPRs) face extended backlogs in visa number availability. Since visa number backlogs vary enormously by the country against which an applicant is counted or “charged,” it is important to understand the options for favorable chargeability, including chargeability to a spouse’s country of birth. The latest guidelines related to cross-chargeability are detailed in the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
In a nutshell, when a Green Card applicant is subject to a waiting list, but is the child or the spouse of a person born in a country with more favorable quota, the applicant may cross charge to the most favorable quota.
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