I was a U.S. permanent
resident when I filed the USCIS Form I-130 for my wife and children's
immigrant visa application. Now, I am a U.S. citizen, how to upgrade my
Form I-130 petition for my wife and children after becoming U.S.
A U.S. citizen's spouse will
receive derivative status in an immediate relative petition. You can notice USCIS
to upgrade a family second preference (F2) petition for your
U.S. citizen's child does not receive derivative status in an immediate
relative petition. This is different from the family second preference
petition where a child is included in his or her parent's petition.
If you are now a U.S.
citizen, you must file separate immigrant visa petitions (Form I-130)
for each of your children. If you upgrade a family second preference
petition for your spouse, and you did not file separate petitions for
your children when you were a lawful permanent resident (LPR), you must
do so now.
Children born abroad after you became a U.S. citizen may qualify for
U.S. citizenship. They should apply for U.S. passports. The consular
officer will determine whether your child is a U.S. citizen and can
have a passport. If the consular officer determines your child is not
U.S. citizen, the child must apply for an immigrant visa if he/she
wants to live in the U.S.