Test Your Immigration IQ – Family-Based Categories

Family-Based Immigration Test
The following online interactive quiz will test your knowledge and sharpen your skills regarding family-based immigration laws and procedures. Before taking the quiz, you may want to review the materials contained in our Green Cards Through Family Members page. This is an open-book test. If you answer at least seven of the ten questions correctly, we will give you the opportunity to see each of the correct answers followed by a brief explanation. If not, you may reread the materials and retake the test as many times as you wish. Good luck!


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  1. Your U.S. father submits an I-130 visa petition for you just before your 21st birthday. However, by the time that you receive your interview, you are 21 years of age. You can immigrate under which one of the following categories?
    • 1st Preference
    • 2A Preference
    • Immediate Relative
    • 3rd Preference
  2. Same question as above, except that your interview is scheduled prior to your 21st birthday. Also, you recently got married. You can immigrate under which one of the following categories:

    • 1st Preference
    • 2A Preference
    • Immediate Relative
    • 3rd Preference
  3. Your half-brother (same mother) is a U.S. citizen. He can petition for you under the 4th Preference category as long as:

    • He is at least 18 years of age.
    • You are at least 18 years of age.
    • He is at least 21 years of age.
    • You cannot be petitioned by a half-brother.
  4. You were petitioned by your father when he was a permanent resident in 1999, and you were 19 years of age. In 2002, before your 21st birthday, your father became a naturalized U.S. citizen. In 2003, you married your fiancée. Under which one of the following family-preference categories are you and your spouse able to immigrate?
    • 2A
    • 2B
    • 1st
    • 3rd
  5. Same scenario as above. Which of the following is your priority date for immigration to the U.S.?
    • 1999
    • 2002
    • 2003
    • None of the above. You lost your priority date when you married.
  6. You were born in the Philippines. In 1990, your U.S. citizen brother who was born in Canada submitted an I-130 petition for you under the 4th preference category. In 2003, you married a citizen of England who was working in the U.S. on an H-1B visa. In 2004, your son was born in Japan. What is your best country of chargeability for green card purposes?

    • Philippines
    • Canada
    • England
    • Japan
  7. Which relatives may a permanent resident of the U.S. sponsor?

    • Parents
    • Brothers and Sisters
    • Spouses and Unmarried Sons and Daughters
    • All of the Above
  8. Which relatives may a U.S. citizen not sponsor?

    • Brothers and Sisters
    • Uncles and Aunts
    • Spouses
    • Sons and Daughters
  9. Your U.S. citizen mother petitions for you. Before your priority date becomes current, your mother dies. What happens to the petition?

    • It is voided when your mother dies unless you resided in the U.S. on the date that she died.
    • It may be reinstated if the USCIS determines there are sufficient humanitarian grounds.
    • It may be reinstated, but only if there is a relative qualified to give you an affadavit of support.
    • All of the above.
  10. You marry a U.S. citizen. On the date of your marriage, you have three children from a prior marriage, aged 19, 17 and 15. Your spouse can sponsor which of your children?

    • Only the youngest child
    • Only the youngest two children
    • All of your children
    • None of your children




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