My parents are currently in
U.S. to visit us. What is the application process for me to sporsor my
parents to get their Green Cards?
The process of getting a
green card for parents depends on whether they will be adjusting status
or going through consular processing. For adjustment of status inside
United States, it basically involves submitting a Form I-130
visa petition, prepared by the child petitioner as the the sponsor,
along with the parents' own application on Form I-485, with supporting
forms and documents to USCIS.
One of the important supporting forms is one that the child will also
need to submit, known as Form I-864, the affidavit of support promising
that the child will reimburse any government agency from which the
parents receive need-based assistance. These materials are submitted
all at once by mail to USCIS, after which the parents will be called in
for fingerprinting, and finally an interview.