If you or your foreign relative wants permanent residence (green card), you need to meet specific requirements to file your petition. Some may find that petition requirements for spouses are more exhaustive than any other relationship, but with the proper preparation, we promise this one can go smoothly as well.
The receipt for your approval of USCIS Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, that will lead you to the green card is to submit relevant supporting documents to evidence your relationship with the sponsor or beneficiary.
This is why we found it helpful to create an I-130 checklist to lead you through this process and submit clear evidence simply by following the checklist while preparing your petition.
As we already mentioned, the relationship between you and your spouse may have an additional layer of scrutiny by immigration officials because the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will pay extra attention.
The reason is that fraudulent marriages are often used to commit green card fraud. So be ready to file firm evidence because immigration officials will want to make sure your spouse obtains a green card based on a bona fide marriage and not for immigration purposes only.
This I-130 checklist will primarily show you how to fill USCIS the I-130 petition for spouses, but we will also provide you with some instructions on how to petition form I-130 for your parents.
As the process may be overwhelming, an immigration attorney can be an excellent choice to avoid some common mistakes that people make, which can cost them the lost opportunity to obtain a green card immigrant visa.
Herman Legal Group is a law firm with over 25 years of experience in immigration matters. You can call us for any immigration question and have a free consultation. In addition, to our clients, we are available 24/7 and offer you Zoom or Skype consultations.