How to Sponsor a
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of Immigration Process
A legal immigrant is a foreign national who has been granted
the privilege of living and working permanently in the United
States. There is a two-step process for your parent to become a
legal immigrant. First, the USCIS must approve an immigrant
visa petition that you file for your parent. Second, if your
parent is outside the United States, your parent will be
notified to go to the local U.S. consulate to complete the
processing for an immigrant visa. If your parent is legally
inside the U.S., he or she may apply to adjust his or her
status to that of a lawful permanent resident using the Form
Eligible to Sponsor a Parent?
If you are a U.S. citizen and at least 21 years old, you
are eligible to petition to bring your
parents to live and work permanently in the United States.
If you are a lawful permanent resident, you are not
eligible to petition to bring your parents to live and
work permanently in the United States.
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