Immigration Fact of the Week May 31

Parents Green CardQuestion:

Can citizens sponsor their parents for Green Cards?

Answer:

Yes, but the citizen must be over the age of 21.

Under immigration law, the parents of U.S. citizens are considered to be immediate relatives. Green Cards for immediate relatives are a priority.  To petition a parent, a U.S. citizen must file Form I-130. If petitioning for a mother, the citizen must submit a copy of a birth certificate that shows the citizen and the mother’s name. If petitioning for a father, the citizen must submit a copy of a birth certificate that shows the names of both parents, a copy of parents’ marriage certificate and copies of documents of parents’ previous marriage (if applicable).

Citizens who are under the age of 21 cannot yet petition a parent.

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