You do not have to. However, if you want your stepchild to immigrate, he/she needs a separate petition. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney to explain the process and procedure. Good luck.
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For child to immigrate, yes.
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You must file a separate I-130 visa petition with fee and supporting documentation for your stepchild if you want your stepchild to remain in the US lawfully.
Please consult with an immigration attorney to determine if you have any case-specific issues that need to be addressed. Good luck.
spouses and children fall into the "immediate relatives" category. each requires separate I-130 petition.
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