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What is I-130 Petition for Alien Relative

The I-130 petition, also known as the Petition for Alien Relative, is the first step in the family-based immigration to USA process. It is used to establish a qualifying family relationship between a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident and their foreign national family member.
Submitting Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative is the first step in helping an eligible relative apply to immigrate to the United States and get a Green Card.

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How does one File an I-130 Petition?

An I-130 petition is filed by a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (the petitioner) on behalf of their foreign relative (the beneficiary). 

To start the process, the U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident must file the I-130 petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The petitioner must provide proof of their relationship to the foreign national, such as a birth certificate or marriage certificate, along with other supporting documents.

What are the Next Steps After Filling I-130 Petition?

Once the I-130 petition is approved, the foreign national can begin the process of applying for an immigrant visa or adjustment of status. The process can be complex and lengthy, and it is important to have the guidance of an experienced immigration attorney.

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At Amit and Co. International lawyer office, our team of skilled immigration attorneys has helped countless families successfully navigate the family-based immigration process. We understand the importance of reuniting families, and we are committed to providing our clients with personalized attention and effective legal solutions.

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