When to apply for an immigrant visa for a widow?

When to apply for an immigrant visa for a widow?

Widows or widowers of U.S. citizens if the U.S. citizen filed a petition before they died, or if the widow (er) files a petition within two years of the citizen’s death. Immigrant visas for the family-sponsored and employment-based immigrant preference categories are numerically limited, so they are not always immediately available.

Are there any visas available for immediate relatives of US citizens?

The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) sets the number of immigrant visas the U.S. Department of State (DOS) can issue to aliens seeking to become lawful permanent residents (get a Green Card) each year. Immigrant visas for immediate relatives of U.S. citizens are unlimited, so they are always available. Immediate relatives include:

Who is eligible to apply for an immigrant visa?

Child Status Protection Act, Public Law 107-208. To be eligible to apply for an immigrant visa, a foreign citizen must be sponsored by a U.S. citizen relative, U.S. lawful permanent resident, or a prospective employer, with a few exceptions.

How to apply for a green card as a family preference immigrant?

If you are the named beneficiary of a Form I-130, you are called the principal applicant. As the principal applicant, you should submit the following documentation and evidence to apply for a Green Card as a family preference immigrant who is already in the United States:

Can a step-parent get an immigrant visa?

Your step-children qualify and are eligible to receive immigrant visas (once the I-130 petition is approved) as an immediate relatives since they are under 21 years of age and the step-parent relationship formed before their18th birthdays. Please hire a qualified immigration…

When does a child qualify for an immigrant visa?

First, he or she has to qualify as a child under U.S. immigration law. Broadly speaking, this means the child is unmarried (not just when the initial petition is filed, but all the way through approval for U.S. residence and/or entering the U.S. on an immigrant visa), under age 21, and either a biological, adopted, or step-child.

Is it possible to sponsor a step-child for permanent residency?

Sponsoring a step-child for U.S. permanent residency is not as easy as just adding the child’s name to your spouse’s immigrant visa petition. These are completely separate cases if you are a U.S. citizen; an immigrant via petition must be filed for both your spouse and your step-child if you want…

How to get a green card for your son or daughter?

If you are a U.S. Citizen petitioning for an immigrant visa for your son or daughter (married and over the age of 21), you should file the Form I-130 petition. Your son or daughter will file the Form I-845 when an immigrant visa number becomes available.