Can I as an LPR file for my mother?

Asked about 2 years ago - Jamaica, NY

I am an LPR and want to file for my mother now and when i get my citizenship upgrade the file....can i do this?

Attorney answers (4)

  1. Gintare Grigaite

    Contributor Level 18


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . No, you have to obtain your citizenship first before you can apply for her.

    Contact immigration attorney Gintare Grigaite at 646-407-2331. Answers on AVVO do not constitute legal advice and... more
  2. Isaul Verdin

    Contributor Level 16


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . As an LPR you cannot file for a parent. You must wait to naturalize first, and then petition for your mother.

    Best of luck.

    Verdin Law Firm, LLC

  3. J Charles Ferrari

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . No. You must be a US Citizen.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  4. Inara Khashmati


    Contributor Level 13


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Sorry but as LPR you may not file for your parents, you have to wait until you get your citizenship.

    Good Luck!

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