General Description: A FAMILY VISA is used to petition for a member of your family to immigrate to The United States to eventually receive a Green Card. In Addition, a petitioner can also petition for a family member that already resides in The United States. There is creteria in order to be able to sponsor a family member to immigrate to The United States. A person can petition for a family member if he/she is a citizen or lawful permanent resident (Green Card holder) of The United States. A petitioner must also be able to provide financial evidence that he/she can provide support for the relative(s) above the mandated poverty line with an affidavit of support.
A lawful permanent resident or citizen can file a petition for a:
» Unmarried children (under the age of 21)
» Unmarried adult son or daughter of any age
» Brother or sister
» His/her parents
» File Form I-130: Petition for alien relative.
» File form I-601A: Provitional unlawful presence waiver (only if relative is present in The United States. Petitioner must be a U.S. Citizen)
» Complete Form DS-261: Choice of address and agent
» Pay appropriate associated fees to National Visa Center
» Complete Form DS-260: Immigrant visa and alien registration application
» Complete Form(s) I-864 / I-864A / I-864EZ / I-864W: Affidavit of Support, and attach supporting evidence
» Submit civil documents to National Visa Center
» Receive medical exams and vaccinations in home country
» Begin visa interview
» Enter the United States if visa is approved
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