If you are a citizen of the U.S.A., you can petition the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) to bring your immediate relatives to join you in the United States.
Who Qualifies for An Immediate Relative Green Card
Immediate Relatives, as specified by the Immigration Naturalization Act “INA” include:
1. Spouses of United States (U.S.) citizens
2. Unmarried children of U.S. citizens under 21 years of age including
3. Stepchildren- provided the qualifying marriage was entered into prior to the child’s 18th birthday and
4. Parents of U.S. citizens- for children over 21 years of age
Eligibility for Immediate Relative Green Card
For Immediate Relatives Living Abroad
Current immigration laws give special preference to immediate relatives of citizens who are their husband or wife, parents and unmarried children under the age of 21.
Upon approval, your immediate relative automatically qualify for a US visa without being subjected to annual numerical limitations or quota, as imposed by Congress.
Immediate Relatives in the U.S.
If your immediate relative, as listed above, currently reside in the United States, you may be able to apply with the USCIS for approval to adjust his or her immigration status to that of legal permanent resident without having to travel back to their home country for consular processing.
Relatives currently living in the United States must have made a legal entry or otherwise inspected, admitted or paroled by immigration officials during their border crossing.
Be advised, under this category additional requirements apply, please seek advice from an experienced immigration lawyer.
Be prepared to submit documentation to show relationship and adequate income source and/or assets to provide an affidavit of support on behalf of your relative.
Required documentation or evidence is to be supplied by Clients on an as needed basis and on a timely fashion. If you require assistance procuring documentation, please let us know.
Failure to comply with requests for documentation will result in delay of approval and may result in a denial of your application before the U.S.C.I.S. or at the Embassy, National Visa Center or Consulate level.
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