CAN RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTS GUARANTEE MY CHILDREN TO THE US?
Permanent residents sponsor their children to immigrate to the US
Permanent residents are also known as US green card holders. According to US Immigration law, permanent residents are allowed to sponsor their children to come to the US to reunite and live. Cases where permanent residents can sponsor children are:
Permanent residents sponsor unmarried children over 21 years old (F1 category)
The F1 category is a visa for adult children of US citizens over the age of 21 who are single. The sponsored person receives a green card, is allowed to live, work, study and register for the citizenship test when eligible – if the sponsored person has children, their children are allowed to accompany them (children must be under 21 years old).
Conditions of guarantee for F1
- Currently a US citizen, holding US citizenship;
- Are legally living and working in the US;
- The sponsor’s children must be 21 years of age or older;
- Single (never married);
Permanent resident sponsoring a single child under 21 years old (F-2A category): Will open a petition under the F-2A category, the sponsored person must be single and under 21 years old. The guarantee period of the F-2A visa is 1-2 years.
Permanent residents sponsoring single children over 21 years old (F-2B category): Will open a petition under the F-2B category, the sponsored person must be single and over 21 years old. In case the guarantor has a child under 21 years old (ie the guarantor’s grandchild) it will be accompanied by the guarantor. The guarantee period of the F-2B is from 7-8 years.
NOTE: Permanent residents can only sponsor unmarried children over and under 21 years old, so if during the process of sponsoring the child, the marriage registration dossier will be canceled.
Permanent residents sponsor unmarried children under 21 years old (F3 category)
US immigration under the F3 category is a form of sponsoring married children of US citizens as well as dependents such as spouses, unmarried children under the age of 21 allowed the main applicant to immigrate to the US.
Conditions of guarantee for F3
- You must be a US citizen and have a legal domicile;
- Your child must be 21 years or older as proven through birth certificate & adoption certificate.
- You must have a parent who is a US citizen;
- You must be over 21 years old and married;
- You must be legally married and must provide a valid marriage certificate for proof.
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