Sponsor your loved ones to the United States
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Family sponsorship in the United States is a process that allows a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (“LPR” also known as a “green card holder”) to sponsor certain family members for immigration to the United States. The sponsored family member is known as the “beneficiary.” To find out more about who you you can sponsor or whether you are eligible to bring a family member to the U.S., contact us or read more below:
There are several benefits to family sponsorship in the United States:
Family Reunification: Being apart from loved ones is usually very challenging for all members involved. Family sponsorship allows family members who are living abroad to reunite with their loved ones in the United States.
Immediate Family Members of US Citizens: The number of immigrants in this category is not limited.
Permanent residence: Once your family member obtains a green card through sponsorship, they can live and work in the United States permanently.
Employment Authorization: If filing from within the US, your family member may be able to work while awaiting the green card decision.
Educational opportunities: Sponsored family members may have access to better educational opportunities in the United States and may even benefit from domestic tuition rates.
Health care: Sponsored family members may have access to better health care in the United States, including preventive care and specialized treatments that may not be available in their home country.
It’s important to note that the benefits will depend on individual circumstances, and not all sponsored family members may experience all of these benefits.
To sponsor a family member to the United States, you must meet the following requirements:
These requirements may vary depending on the specific circumstances of your case, and it’s always a good idea to consult with an immigration lawyer or accredited representative for more information.
To be eligible to be sponsored as a family member to the United States, the beneficiary (also known as the “applicant”) must meet the following requirements:
It’s important to note that the requirements for sponsoring family members to the US may vary depending on the case’s specific circumstances, and it’s always a good idea to consult with an immigration attorney or accredited representative for more information.
The application process varies depending whether you reside in the United States or Outside of the United States:
It’s important to note that the best application method will depend on your specific circumstances and it’s recommended to consult with an immigration attorney to understand the pros and cons of each type.
If you have any questions about family based green cards or are ready to start your sponsorship application, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We can provide you with the guidance and support you need to complete the process successfully.
You can book a 30 min consultation and have an immigration lawyer advise you on your options based on your individual circumstances.
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There is no set minimum age requirement for most categories to sponsor a family member, however, you must be at least 18 years of age to sign the Affidavit of Support, which is a required form.
It is generally only possible to sponsor a family member who is related to you by blood or marriage. However, there are some exceptions, such as the possibility of sponsoring a fiancé or a domestic partner.
It is possible to sponsor a family member who is already living in the United States if they entered the country legally and are in a valid immigration status.
It is generally not possible to sponsor a family member who is in removal proceedings or has a final order of removal unless they are eligible for a waiver or other form of relief.
The length of the family sponsorship process can vary depending on a number of factors, including the specific category of family member being sponsored, where the application was filed (within the US or outside the US). The process usually takes several months or even years to complete.
Generally as a sponsor, you should maintain your principal residence in the US. A US Domicile is required for the sponsor to file the Affidavit of Support.
Domicile means a place where the sponsor has his/her “principal residence” AND intends to maintain that residence for the foreseeable future.
A sponsor who is not living in the US, may meet the domicile requirement if they can submit evidence to establish that:
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