I am U.S. citizen, and my
wife holds the conditional Green Card. Can I sponsor my
wife’s parents for U.S. Green Cards?
You cannot file an immigration petition for your wife’s
parents. If you are a U.S. citizen, you can only sponsor Green Card
application for your spouse, parents and your children. However, you
can also help other categories of relatives to obtain Green Cards, and
you may file petitions for your married and unmarried children above
age 21 and your siblings.
Your wife can sponsor her parents after she becomes a U.S. citizen. If
your wife currently holds a conditional Green Card, you and your wife
must jointly file an application to remove conditions on that card.
After immigration interview, if the USCIS officers find that your wife
is eligible for lawful status and that your marriage is not fraudulent,
your wife will be issued a ten year Green Card.
After remaining in the country as a Green Card holder for three years,
your wife can apply for US citizenship, by filing the naturalization
application, Form N-400. However, you and your wife must still be
married at the end of the three year period and your wife must meet few
other prerequisites, to file Form N-400.