As a green card holder (permanent resident), Law Office of David Saffold, LLC may be able to help you petition for certain family members to immigrate to the United States as permanent residents.
You May Petition For The Following Family Members:
- Spouse (husband or wife)
- Unmarried children under 21
- Unmarried son or daughter of any age
To obtain a green card for your family member, you must:
- File Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative
- Provide proof of your status to demonstrate that you are a permanent resident.
- Submit evidence of the qualifying relationship such as a birth certificate, marriage certificate, divorce decree, etc. See the form instructions for specific documents required.
- Submit proof of any legal name change for you or your family member (the beneficiary).
See the instructions for Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, for detailed instructions.
If you or a member of your family is in the U.S. military special conditions may apply to your situation. For information and additional resources, see the “Information for Members of the Military and their Families” link to the right.
When petitioning for your relative, the following preference categories apply:
- First preference: Unmarried, adult sons and daughters of U.S. citizens. (Adult means 21 or older)
- Second Preference (2A): Spouses of green card holders, unmarried children (under 21) of permanent residents
- Second Preference (2B): Unmarried adult sons and daughters of permanent residents
- Third Preference: Married sons and daughters (any age) of U.S. citizens
- Fourth Preference: Brothers and sisters of adult U.S. citizens
A visa becomes available to a preference category according to the priority date (the date the I-130 was properly filed).
Law Office of David Saffold, LLC is in the business of helping individuals and businesses profit from the rich opportunities that America has to offer. We may very well be able to help you too. Contact us today to make an appointment to discuss the possible opportunities open to you and your family.
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