Qualifying Relative Law and Legal Definition

In the context of immigration, a Qualifying relative is a general term for a sponsor and can include the intended immigrant’s spouse, parent, siblings, son, daughter, mother-in-law, father-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, grandparent, or grandchild. A qualifying relative can include any person who has a close family relationship with an immigrant.