It’s one of the most common immigration questions I get asked.
Who can I petition to become a legal resident?
This easy-to-use I-130 family petitions graph answers that question.
What Is The I-130 Petition?
The I-130 is officially known as the Petition For Alien Relative. The I-130 is a 12-page application that is used to prove that a valid family relationship between you and an immigrant relative exists.
Filing the Form I-130 is the first step in the family green card process.
Tips On Terminology
Here is a tip on I-130 terminology.
- Petitioner – You are considered the petitioner if you are sponsoring someone for a green card.
Some petitioners are U. S. citizens. Others are lawful permanent residents.
- Beneficiary – The immigrant relative whom you are sponsoring is deemed the beneficiary.
For more information about the step-by-step process to prepare and get your I-130 petition approved, see: How To Win I-130 Immigrant Petitions And Family Visas
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