Requirements for family petition through consular process
Birth certificate if born in the US / Certificate of Naturalization or Permanent Resident Card
Social Security Card, Driver License or State ID
Marriage Certificate if petitioning Spouse
Birth Certificate if petitioning parents
If petitioning spouse and one of both has been previously married divorce decree or death certificate of previous spouse is needed, along with their information: name, date of birth, date and place marriage took place.
If petitioning spouse: Addresses where you have lived during the last 5 years, including month and year you started living there and date you moved out.
If petitioning spouse: Name and addresses of employers you have worked for during the last 5 years, including month and year you started to work there and date you left.
Evidence of spouse’s citizenship / permanent resident status
Once the petition, Form I-130 is approved, you will be notified when the Petition has been transferred to the National Visa Center (NVC). You will then have to wait for the NVC to request the Visa Bill.
You will then need to send 2 money orders: one for $325 and one for $120 for the U.S. Department of State (prices subject to change).
The NVC will then request Packet 3, which will require that you submit an Affidavit of Support along with the following documents:
Your Income Tax filings for the last 3 years
Your payroll check stubs, one for each of the last 6 months
A current employment verification letter, which needs to be on company letterhead, needs to have your name, social security number, your salary, hours per work, and date of hire. It also needs to be signed.
The beneficiary needs to provide 2 passport-style pictures.
Copy of the biographic page of the beneficiary’s current passport.
Original documents will need to be submitted: birth certificate, marriage certificate, divorce decree, etc.
Beneficiary’s Police certificate will also be required if over 18 yrs of age.
*On February 1, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin collecting a new USCIS Immigrant Fee of $165 from foreign nationals seeking permanent residence in the United States. The applicant will not receive a green card until the required USCIS Immigrant fee is paid.
Birth Certificate, current passport or personal ID
Parent’s information: Full names, dates of birth (if known), place of birth, current address; if deceased provide year of death (if known).
Information about children regardless of age or marital status: full names, date of birth, place of birth and current address.
Addresses where you have lived since reaching the age of 16, including month and year you started living there and date you moved out.
Name and addresses of employers you have worked for during the last 10 years, including month and year you started to work there and date you left; job title.
Names and locations of all educational institutions attended. Name of school, location, dates attended from / to, course of study, degree or diplomas received?
If applicable: Please list any previous military service: Branch, rank/position, dates of service, military specialty/occupation.
If applicable: Please list any previous visits to the US, or years you have resided in the US along with manner in which you entered (visitor’s visa, without inspection, etc.)
Office fees: Fees Vary
Please call (818) 541-9999 for an appointment and bring all necessary documents the day of your appointment so that we may help you more efficiently.
*Given that all immigration cases are unique, it is possible that we may need additional documents or information not listed here, we ask for your understanding.