Do I need to file additional I-130 Forms for my stepchildren under 18 years old?
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Unfortunately you will have to file separate I 130s for each individual as well as separate DS 260 immigrant visa applications after that. Many times however the embassy will allow you to use only one I-864 affidavit of support for the entire bunch
I agree with my colleague and go a step further: a separate I-130 must be filed for each "immediate relative" and each stepchild in this scenario is considered an immediate relative.
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Although it may appear that you can 'lump' the kids on your wife's I-130 ... I do not recommend that approach.
If you file one I-130 per person, things will go smoother.
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