Families come in all shapes and sizes. Not all couples marry. Not all children who live together share the same two parents. If you want to bring your child to the United States, you need to understand how immigration authorities define children.
If you are in the U.S. on a green card, you can only apply to bring your “children” if they are not married. If you are a U.S. citizen, you can apply whether they are married or not.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) considers the following as children:
Whatever category your child fits, you will need documentation to support your claim. An attorney can advise you on what you need.
If you are a U.S. citizen, you can apply for a K-4 nonimmigrant visa to have your child join you while you wait to hear. If you hold a green card, you might be able to bring them sooner via a V nonimmigrant visa.
Immigration issues are complex. When reuniting your family is at stake, it is best to have someone to guide you through the process.
We invite you to call us at 949-459-3148 to schedule your free initial consultation. You can also reach our firm by contacting us online.
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