If you are a Green Card holder (United States Permanent Resident) or citizen, you may be able to sponsor some of your family members to move to the US. USCIS allows Green Card holders to sponsor certain family member Green Cards to immigrate to the United States as permanent residents.
Who Is Eligible For a Family Member Green Card :
To sponsor a family member based on your Green Card or US citizenship, you must complete a Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative. Once you complete an I-130, you must wait until a visa number becomes available. Your Form I-130 will require:
The United States promotes family togetherness and gives visa applications of family members of citizens preferences. A family-based green card is evaluated on how close a relationship the immigration applicant has to the green card holder.
Foreign-born immediate relatives can immigrate to the U.S. in unlimited numbers and are not controlled by annual limits or quotas include:
Preference relative visas are other family members of the Green Card holder that are limited by annual quotas and may have a long wait, possibly waiting years, depending on how close the relationship is:
When a Green Card holder or U.S. citizen submits a visa petition for a foreign-born relative, that person’s spouse and unmarried children who are under the age of 21 will automatically be included in the immigration process:
There is a limited number of relatives who are given a family member Green Card each year and there is usually a waiting period for an immigrant visa number. Misuse, crime or not keeping immigration authorities informed of your current address can cause a family Green Card visa application to be declined.
An Immigration Simplified attorney can guide you through the family member Green Card process and help you file correctly the first time. We review your situation, provide you with the proper forms and help you submit your citizenships application. Contact us today to get started. Please contact our office or call us at 1-800-447-1660.
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