One of the great things about becoming a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States is that you can help relatives immigrate here, too.
The relative can be your husband or wife (spouse), your parents or your children. In order to apply for a visa for them to make lawful entry into the U.S., you must submit USCIS Form I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative). This form is meant to establish your relationship to the relative you’re helping to immigrate. You must submit a separate form for each family member.
If your English language skills aren’t good, filling out the form properly can be a problem. Our service can help by translating the questions, as well as ensuring that your I-130 form is legible and completed properly without any omissions.
In Part C of the form you’re asked to complete information about your relative. Your relative is called the beneficiary and you’re called the petitioner. You’ll need to supply the beneficiary’s full name, address, their date of birth and their place of birth. For the place of birth, make sure you put down the town or city and the state and country where they were born. This information must match the state and country listed on their birth certificate. For instance, you would list Oaxaca, Mexico as their state and country, if that’s what their birth records show. For the town or city, you would list San Pedro, if that is the town listed on their birth certificate. If there’s a discrepancy between your answer on the form and what’s on the birth record, you’ll have a problem when your form is processed, so make sure it’s the same.
You’ll also need to submit additional information about your relative, such as their marital status, children, employment status and the address of the place they intend to live, should they be allowed to enter the U.S. If your relative is already in the U.S. you will need to document that, as well.
Any supporting documents, such as birth certificates, marriage records or affidavits must be translated and authenticated if they’re not in English. Since the purpose of the form is to establish the validity of your relationship to your relative, anything you can send to support that will aid your petition.
Always remember to sign your name and include a check or money order for $420 for your application fee.
Your I-130 petition can take many months or up to a year to be processed, but you will receive notification from USCIS when they receive it.
If the petition is approved, your relative can then apply for a visa for legal entry into the United States.
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