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Who signs the I-485 and I-130 on behalf of a minor child?

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For example, on the I-485 Part 5 [Applicant's Statement], if the mother is filling out the form and the child cannot read or understand English, does the parent check where it says "I can read and understand English, and I have read and understand each and every question and instruction on this form, as well as my answer to each question"? Also, on the I-485 Part 6 [Signature of Person Preparing Form, If Other Than Above], does the parent fill that section out?

I mean, does the parent or the child sign for I-485 Part 6?

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I agree with my colleague. For the 485, if a child can write his own name, I usually ask the child to sign. There are sections for the interpreter to sign in 485 if an applicant does not understand English.

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Depends on the age of the child when it comes to I-485. As to the I-130, there is no place nor the need for the child or anyone else in his or her place to sign.

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Ah yes. Then just for the I-485. The child is 3 years old. Does the parent print their name where it asks for it, or the child's in this case?

Alexander Joseph Segal

Alexander Joseph Segal

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Yes.

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A parents can sign on behalf of a child under 12.

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