There’s no place like home. As a United States citizen, you have the chance to make your home complete by bringing your foreign-born parent(s) to live and work (if they wish to) in the United States. In this post, you can learn more about the U.S. parent visa and its requirements.
If you are a United States citizen with a foreign-born parent who would like to unite with you in the United States, you can sponsor your parent’s IR5 Parent visa. This immediate relative visa is the first step towards a Green Card or lawful permanent residence. Book your consultation with your personal IR5 Parent visa agent who will gladly answer all your questions, and get professional advice.
In case you’re eligible, you will sponsor your foreign-citizen parent(s). Supposing you want to sponsor your adoptive parent, they qualify if they adopted you before you turned sixteen years old and you spent at least two years sharing the same household. You sponsor your step-parent if they entered the marriage with your mother or father while you were under 18 years of age. This means you won’t be able to sponsor your adoptive parent if they adopted you after you turned 16 years of age or your biological parent if you obtained United States citizenship or a Green Card through adoption.
Your parent can apply for the IR5 Parent visa while they’re outside the United States or even while they’re already in the United States. Of course, these two processes differ. When they apply outside of the United States, the Embassy or Consulate in the country where they apply processes their case. When they apply from within the United States, their case goes through the adjustment of status process. The good news is that you don’t need to become an immigration lawyer overnight to go through the entire process successfully.
The application starts with Form I-130, the petition that you should fill out, as the United States citizen who is a child of a foreign-born parent. During the months-long process, you are the petitioner and your parent is the beneficiary. Your relationship with the beneficiary is validated through the birth certificate and other relevant evidence. Your petition should be submitted to the USCIS for review, and once approved, it will be transferred to the National Visa Center for further examination. The beneficiary (your parent) should fill out another form, which is the actual visa application, and submit it alongside proof that they are your parent. If the necessary documents are in a foreign language, they should be translated into English.
In case the foreign-born parent is applying while they are on United States soil, they can apply for adjustment of status via Form I-485 which they can submit at the same time as Form I-130. The two processes occur simultaneously. Afterward, they attend the biometric screening scheduled by USCIS to have their fingerprints taken and eyes scanned.
Your parent’s visa interview will take place right after the petition approval. At the interview, your parent explains the relationship between their child sponsor and them. Sometimes, the interview is not needed and the petition is approved without any additional consultation with the applicant. To receive interview training and tips, contact your personal IR5 Parent visa assistant and be one step ahead!
When your parent receives an approval to immigrate, they can apply for a Green Card and they have six months to move to the United States. Once they arrive at the Customs and Border Protection, all of their paperwork is reviewed once again. If everything looks alright, their passport receives a stamp and they become a lawful permanent resident. Ultimately, they pay a fee for their Green Card which they will receive in the mail.
The list of questions draws you a picture of the IR5 Parent visa application process. In addition, we provide complete service for your case. Should you have more questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our immigration agents. We’re happy to help!
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