If you’re attempting to bring a relative into the U.S. as a legal resident, you will need to submit the USCIS Form I-130 before you apply for a visa. This form, which is also called the Petition for Alien Relative, can be confusing, especially if you don’t speak English well. If your petition has mistakes on it, you’ll be faced with a delay while the form is returned to you for corrections, or possibly a denial, which means you’ll have to start all over again. Our service can help by translating the information on the form to ensure you answer the questions properly. We also print your information onto the form to prevent problems with handwriting errors, as well as checking over your form for mistakes or omissions.
In Part C of the form, you’re required to answer questions and submit information about your relative (beneficiary). One of the items inquires about the name and address of your relative’s present employer. If your family member is unemployed, you would leave this item blank, or put N/A (not applicable). If your family member has a job, you would enter their employment information on that line. For instance, if you’re helping your mother immigrate and she’s currently working as a cook at the Happy Cafe in Abuja, Nigeria, you would put that information, as well as the complete street address of the café she works at.
If your mother is self-employed as an artist and works out of her home, you would enter that information and her current home address. If she’s a housewife or retired, you would leave the item blank or put N/A.
If your relative has a temporary work permit in the U.S., you would put their employment information on this line. If they’re currently working illegally in the U.S., you will need to consult an immigration attorney.
For each relative you’re helping to immigrate, you’re required to submit a separate I-130 form. As an example, if you’re helping your wife, your two daughters and your mother immigrate, you would need to complete four separate forms; one for each of them.
You will also need to provide birth records, marriage records and other documents to support your petitions, with translations, if necessary. If your I-130 is approved, you are then allowed to apply for a visa for your family member(s), however, just because you got an approval on your I-130, you’re not guaranteed that the visa application will be approved. The visa application is an entirely separate process.
Check over your application before you send it in and remember to sign it on the bottom and include a check or money order for $420.
You’ll be notified by USCIS when they receive your application, but it can take up to a year for you to find out if it’s been approved.
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