I am US citizen. How can I
get Green Card for my parents? What is the application process
for parents to receive U.S. permanent residence?
To start the process to apply for parents to receive U.S.
permanent residence (Green Card), you will need to fill out Form
I-130, also called
Petition for Alien Relative, issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services (USCIS). You need to prove your status as a U.S.
citizen and the child-parent relationship.
Thus, you will
need to include both a copy of your U.S. passport,
naturalization certificate, or other proof of citizenship, as well as
your birth certificate showing your parents' names, or similar proof of
their relationship to you. You should not send originals of these or
documents to USCIS, you will never get them back from USCIS. If you are
both parents, you will need to submit two separate Form I-130
As soon as the
Form I-130 petition has been approved, USCIS will forward the
file to a U.S. consulate in your parents' home country. The US
will communicate with them about how they can submit their own required
application forms and documents. You will need to submit an Affidavit
Support on USCIS Form I-864 during this stage of the process.
US consulate will call your parents in for an interview
at which their immigrant visa should be approved. With that visa, they
can enter the United States and become lawful permanent residents.