Who Can I Bring to the U.S.?

by Pacific Legal GroupJanuary 17, 2022Uncategorized

Who Can I Bring to the U.S.?

Immigration entry stamp on the inside page of a passport.

A lot of us in the United States have family abroad to whom we wish we could live closer. Striving for the American dream also means making sure your family is around you to live it as well.  Unfortunately, not everybody knows their options. 

Below is some useful information provided by our friends Woehrle Dahlberg Yao, PLLC to help you better understand whom you can bring to the United States. 

If you are a U.S. citizen, you can file a petition for the following relatives:

  • Spouse
  • Minor children (under 21 yrs. old)
  • Unmarried adult sons and daughters (21 yrs. old or older)
  • Married adult sons and daughters (21 yrs. old or older)

If you are a U.S. citizen who is at least 21 years or older, you may also petition for the following relatives:

  • Parents
  • Brothers or sisters

If you are a LPR (lawful permanent resident/green card holder), you can petition for the following relatives:

  • Spouse
  • Minor children (under 21 yrs. old)
  • Unmarried adult sons and daughters (21 yrs. old or older)

Note: You will need to provide proof of the relationship along with the petition. Some relationships, such as stepchild/stepparent, have additional requirements.

If you need help or have questions regarding your status or that of a loved one, you will want to contact an immigration lawyer to address any question or concern you may have.

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