A form I-130 is a document that helps relatives of a citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S. immigrate to the United States. The form is intended for establishing relationship of a person to his/her immigrating relatives. The form is called a Petition for an Alien Relative. Only eligible alien relatives have the right to apply for permanent residence in the U.S.
Prior to preparing a form aliens have to pay the correct filing fee. After fee is paid, start to fill out a form. It is vital to file a separate application form for each alien relative.
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In order to prepare a document properly, a person has to follow strictly the specified instructions. An applicant has to fill out a blank form correctly and include all required information.
The form is divided into several parts. In order to be accepted and processed, you have to fill in all mandatory fields in a document. Otherwise a document will be rejected.
When preparing a form, a petitioner is required to provide information regarding relationship and provide his/her personal details. It is also required to provide personal relative`s details as well as details about a place where he/she is going to live in the U.S. and his/her address abroad.
After all requested data is inserted, check if it is complete and true and submit to a recipient. Further a document will be considered and verified by the USCIS officer. It is vital to sign a form, otherwise it will be returned by USCIS for correction.
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Music welcome to learn about law my name is Kevin o Flaherty from O'Flaherty law today we're going to talk about immigration form i-130 it's also known as the petition for an alien relative and what it is is a supporting document for a family-based visa or green card it's a prerequisite to a family business or green card it's not the green card or visa petition itself but an underlying fundamental document that has to be filed before the green card petition will be considered form i-130 basically is a petition by a current citizen or permanent resident of the United States to sponsor the green card petition of a family member that they want to help the immigrant the United States establishes the familiar relationship and the intention to assist that person immigrating to the United States so first let's talk about some changes to the form itself that have happened in the past year and then we'll talk about the process for filing the form and getting it approved so first of all effective April 20th 2017 we have a new form i-130 has been propounded by the office of US Citizenship and Immigration Services it's got some additional questions regarding the petitioner that need to be answered things like their employment history current and prior spouses and physical identifying info such as ethnicity eye color hair color heightened weight just to be clear here bears repeating the petitioners the person within the United States the citizen or permanent resident that's helping the beneficiary the person who's trying to immigrate to the United States their relative so when I say petitioner that's the person who's actually in the u.s. already the beneficiary is the person who's trying to immigrate to the US so this new information requested is concerning the petitioner themselves it also has a new supplemental spouse beneficiary form form i-130 a that needs to be filled out for information on any spouse that you're trying to help immigrate to the United States so it only needs to be filled out for spouses not other just like parents children and cousins so the big thing that you need to know though is that the instructions to form i-130 have been revised to say that you may be called if you're the petitioner may be called in for an interview and you may have to provide background information on more background information on yourself the USCIS which is the u.s. office of Citizenship and Immigration Services may do background checks on you including an FBI criminal history check they also will ask me ask for further verification of your identity you know photographs fingerprints stuff like that so doesn't happen in every case but this is something new this interview that that is new as of April 28th 2017 so once you've filled out the form you can't drop it off at a USCIS I'll get the mail it to the appropriate play and then