Citizens and residents of the United States can manage green cards for their families through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
To carry out this process, close relatives are taken into account including unmarried children who are below 21 years of age.
This includes husband and wife as well as parents. A relative’s petition for permanent residence requires Form I-130 and each family member has one form.
The waiting period for the result of Form I-130 application is not fixed. These terms vary according to the number of visas in existence and range from 5 months to more than 3 years.
Steps to follow for obtaining residency
The Hermann Legal Group law firm has published on its digital space lawfirm4immigrants.com, an explanation of the processes that follow after an I-130 document is authorized. From that point on the elements that will be reviewed will be family ties, country of origin and immigration status.
If the Form I-130 petition is approved, the user will receive an Action 2 notice that will be saved. At the same time, the category of approval should be reviewed online.
Thereafter, USCIS will transfer the files to the National Visa Center (NVC) to continue soliciting prices and information from interested parties and beneficiaries. NVC will register the case with numbering and send a letter to the applicant with other requirements.
These requirements include payment of the immigrant visa fee and adjustment of status (AOS). Form DS-260 will also be filled out online to provide personal and family data.
The applicant will provide an affidavit through Form I-864 to commit to the immigrant’s expenses. The final step is the interview, which, if satisfactory, will receive an I-551 stamp to enter North America. The family members will gain permanent residency on US soil after four months.