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Video: What Family Members And Relatives Can You Immigrate?

In this video, Carlos Batara explains when you can immigrate your spouse, children, parents, brothers, or sisters.

The most common route to permanent residence is through a family member.

The process for bringing or keeping your family together – the family unification process – starts with a visa, moves to a green card, and, for some, ends with citizenship.

The paperwork for starting an immigration family petition (called an I-130 petition) may look simple.

But there are various rules which makes completing the petition more difficult than it seems at first glance. Perhaps the most important rules to understand are those specifying who you can sponsor for immigration benefits and how long the process is going to take.

For more details about who you can immigrate and filing a family-based immigrant visa or petition for a relative, see this page: Family-Based Visas And Immigrant Relative Petitions