How Long Does the I-130 Petition Process Take?
An overview of the timeline to approval of an I-130 petition for immigrant family members.
Cost of I-130 Family Immigration Petition: Lawyer & Filing Fees
Learn about the costs of the I-130 petition process used to initiate a family member's application for a green card.
Who Can a Citizen Help to Immigrate to the U.S.?
Native-born and naturalized U.S. citizens can help a number of family members immigrate permanently (get a green card) to the United States.
How Long Does It Take to Sponsor a U.S. Citizen's Family Member for a Green Card?
An overview of the various factors that determine the time it will take to get a green card for a foreign family member.
If Your I-130 Petition Is Denied By USCIS
Why an I-130 family visa petition may be denied, and what to do.
The I-130 Petition: Information for Family Sponsors
Learn how the I-130 fits into the family immigration application process, and other topics that commonly cause confusion.
Income Requirements to Sponsor an Immigrant for a U.S. Green Card
To sponsor a family member immigrating to the U.S., certain income and eligibility criteria must be met, and the petitioner must submit an I-864 Affidavit of Support.
How to Complete USCIS Form I-864 When Sponsoring an Immigrant
Find step-by-step tips on filling out the Affidavit of Support form.
Financial Support You'll Need to Apply For a Family-Based Green Card
Learn how the U.S. Poverty Guidelines affect your family-based permanent residency (green card) application.
Preparing I-864 Affidavit of Support Forms
Learn how to choose between, or supplement, the various versions of the Affidavit of Support when petitioning to bring a family member into the United States.
Conditional Residents: When to File I-751 Form With USCIS
Timing the filing of you I-751 petition is important. Filing to early can delay your green card, and filing too late can lead to serious problems with USCIS.
Documents Needed for Filing an I-751 Form With USCIS
Learn about the documents you'll need to prove your right to go from conditional to permanent resident.
Why I-751 Applications Are Denied - And What You Can Do About It
How to prepare an I-751 to minimize the chances of denial of permanent residence, and your legal options if it happens.
I-751 Waiver for Conditional U.S. Residents in a Divorce
How a divorcing conditional resident may be able to succeed with an application for a green card.
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