You have decided that you wish to stay in the United States! Yea! Once you have completed the I-130 form, it is time to start getting together everything that you will need to become a Legal Permanent Resident (LPR).
The very first thing that you will need is to have a sponsor. I will speak to family immigration, that is your sponsor will be a family member. On the government forms, they speak of two people. Those are the Sponsor (who is already a citizen or Legal Permanent Resident), and the Beneficiary (you, the person who wishes to become a Legal Permanent Resident, and possibly citizen).
If you are being sponsored by your spouse (husband or wife), then you must prove to the government that you are in fact married. You will need your marriage certificate. If yourmarriage certificate is not in English, then you will also need a certified translation of yourmarriage certificate also. If either of you have been married before you will need those certificates as well. You will need to provide proof that your previous marriages were legally ended in your country.
If you are bringing your children into the country, you will need proof that they are in fact yourchildren. Birth certificates, in your language and certified translations into English. If yourchildren are adopted, you will need to meet some additional requirements.
In addition to these documents, the person immigrating will also need several passport style photographs of yourself, to submit with the application.
Where you must file the paperwork depends on your sponsor’s residence. If your sponsor lives in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Wisconsin, or Wyoming and you are filing only Form I-130, mail the petition to the USCIS The address is as follows:
P.O. Box 804625
Chicago, IL 60680-4107
If your sponsor lives in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, West Virginia, or District of Columbia and you are filing only Form I-130, mail the petition to the USCIS. The address is as follows:
P.O. Box 804616
Chicago, IL 60680-4107
It can be pretty quick and easy to get your I-130 filed. Don’t be frightened by the strange words, it just takes a little time to get used to how the government forms work. Use the Internet to make submitting your form easier.
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