How long does it take for a parent petition to be approved?
After filing Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, the approval process can take anywhere from 5 to 12 months for immediate relatives and could take several years for family preference categories. This is an approximation. It may be shorter for some and longer for others.
Can I petition both of my parents at the same time?
As a U.S. citizen, you must file a separate petition for each one of your direct relatives, including your own children. For example: To sponsor your mother and father, file a separate petition for each. If they have other children—your brothers and sisters—file a separate petition for each of them.
Can I file one I-130 for both parents?
Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative (if you are filing for both parents, you must file a separate petition for each parent). A copy of your birth certificate showing your name and the names of both your parents.
Can I travel with I-130 pending?
Nevertheless, it is possible to visit the US with a pending I-130, and we have seen many clients do it. Most commonly, foreign relatives or spouses of US citizens plan to travel to the US for weddings, family vacations, or due to an illness or medical emergency of a family member.
Can a permanent resident file a visa petition for a family member?
The form that starts the immigration of a family member is the visa petition, Form I- 130. Its official name is the “Petition for Alien Relative.” Only a U.S citizen or permanent resident can file a visa petition on behalf of a family member. The petitioner is the U.S. citizen
Who is the sponsor of an immigration petition?
The sponsor is usually the petitioner who filed an immigrant petition on behalf of the intending immigrant.
Which is the first step in family immigration?
The first step is the family visa petition. The second step is the application to become a permanent resident. Each step involves different legal and factual issues. STEP ONE: THE PETITION The form that starts the immigration of a family member is the visa petition, Form I- 130.
Who is the petitioner or principal beneficiary in form i-730?
The petitioner or principal beneficiary of a family-sponsored immigrant visa petition; The principal beneficiary of a widow (er)’s self-petition; The principal beneficiary of an employment-based immigrant visa petition; The petitioner of a Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition ( Form I-730 );  The principal asylee granted asylum.