My understanding is that I can't put in a petition for my cousin to become US resident or help in any way for him to get tourist visa to come to the US. Is that correct or is there a way this can be done?
Thanks for your help!
You cannot submit a petition for a cousin to become a permanent resident. However, you can provide an affidavit of support to help him in obtaining a visitors visa.
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You cannot petition for your cousin to become a US resident but you can invite him to visit you.
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You must be an "immediate relative" to petition for a relative to become a permanent U.S. resident and that does not include the category of cousin. You can assist on his visa application, though.
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