United States citizens and legal permanent residents may petition for all their children and their unmarried children, respectively, by filing an I-130 petition. A separate petition must be filed for each child.
The government will categorize the child depending on the child’s age and marital status and if the petitioner is a US citizen or legal permanent resident. The category is extremely important because it can mean a difference of many years in how long the immigration process will take.
We encourage anyone seeking to help his or her child immigrate to the US apply to do so as early as possible. Current waits for children who are not immediate relatives range from over 2 and a half years to over 19 years. During that wait, Congress may change how the wait works, so securing a child’s place in line is critical.Contact us