Many people get Green Cards (become permanent residents) through family members. You may be eligible to get a Green Card as:
- An immediate relative of a U.S. citizen, this includes spouses, unmarried children under the age of 21, and parents of U.S. citizen petitioners 21 or older
- A family member of a U.S. citizen fitting into a preference category, this includes unmarried sons or daughters over the age of 21, married children of any age, and brothers and sisters of U.S. citizen petitioners 21 or older
- A family member of a Green Card holder, this includes spouses and unmarried children of the sponsoring Green Card holder.
Children under 14:
Children under 14 may pay a discounted fee when filing form I-485, Application to Adjust Status to Permanent Residence. Children under 14 filing with at least one parent only need pay a fee of $635. Children under 14 not filing with a parent must pay a fee of $985.
Concurrent filing is the process of filing both the immigrant petition and Form I-485 at the same time. You may file concurrently if a visa number is immediately available for you. The following people are able to file concurrently:
- Immediate relatives of U.S. citizens living in the United States.
- Certain Armed Forces Members applying for a special immigrant visa under Section101(a)(27)(K) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)Special Immigrant International Organization Employee or family member.
SPONSOR MY RELATIVE:
Prepare Affidavit of Support Application:
Affidavit of Support:
An Affidavit of Support is a commitment of financial support made between the Sponsor and the Federal Government.
U. S. immigration law bans the admission of any person that is deemed likely to become a public burden. To prevent the new immigrants from becoming a financial burden on the State, Affidavits of Support are often required for immigrants.
There are two separate forms for Affidavits of Support that are accepted by USCIS – Form I-864 and Form I-134. For more information on these please call us.
The Affidavit of Support is valid until the immigrant either becomes a U. S. citizen or registers 40 earned work credits in the United States. You can read more here.
SPONSOR MY SPOUSE (HUSBAND OR WIFE) FOR A GREEN CARD.
U. S. Green Card
A U. S. Green Card is given to persons who have obtained lawful Permanent Resident status (LPR). Green Card holders are able to live and work in the United States permanently. Because U. S. immigration policy works to keep families together, you may be eligible for a Green Card if you are the spouse of a U. S. permanent resident or citizen.
How to get Green Card for Spouse.
If you are a U. S. permanent resident or citizen, you may petition for your spouse to become a Green Card holder. Spouses of U. S. permanent residents must first have the I-130 Petition approved and have a visa number available before they can file to adjust status to permanent residence using Form I-485. Spouses of citizens do not need to wait for a visa number to become available, as there are an unlimited number of visas for applicants of this category.
For more information on the process of getting a green card for your spouse please call us.
SPONSOR MY CHILD FOR A GREEN CARD
Children of any age are eligible for a Green Card or U. S. permanent residency. Children who are dependent on a U. S. permanent resident, U. S. citizen, or someone who is applying for U. S. permanent residency or citizenship are eligible to become Green Card holders.
Child of Citizen: If you were born in the United States, you automatically are given the status of citizenship. If you were born abroad to a U. S. citizen parent, then you will need to be registered as soon as possible at the closest U. S. Embassy in order to receive a Certificate of Birth Abroad and a U. S. passport. The Certificate of Birth Abroad will grant you American citizenship, and the U. S. passport will allow you to come into the United States. If you were born to a U. S. citizen parent abroad but your birth was not registered before your 18th birthday, then you may apply for a Certificate of Citizenship using Form N-600.
Child of Permanent Resident: Unmarried children, of any age, of U. S. permanent residents are eligible for a Green Card. The first step to obtaining a Green Card is to have the LPR (Lawful Permanent Resident) petition for the child using USCIS Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative. The purpose of the petition is to prove the relationship between the LPR and his/her child. Once the petition has been approved, the child must wait for a visa number to become available before filing the application for a Green Card (Form I-485 – Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status). There are a limited number of visas each year for children of LPR’s.
Here at US-Immigration services we can assist you with your case.