I am a US citizen by birth. My parents both
live in Haiti ,and they have been married before I was born and still married. Now my question is when If I want to apply for green card for them . I know I have to start with the i130 ,but since they’re still married can they both be on one i130 petition or two seperate ones ,and would the filling fee be twice as much or can I file one 130 and just one filling fee for both of My parents fee ? Please clarify thanks . And what’s the income requirements how much do I have to make .
The process to sponsor them is a year or longer process with many forms to complete and many documents to submit. Not preparing the file correctly can result in long delays. Consider retaining counsel to help you through the process so it’s done without delays and/or denials.
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You will have to file two separate I-130s and pay 2 separate fees for each of your parents.
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Since you are a U.S. citizen your parents are considered to be “immediate relatives” for U.S. immigration purposes. There are no derivatives in immediate relative cases so you will need to file a separate petition for each parent. Thus, they are really separate cases.
There is must more to immigration than just completing forms. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can review the facts of your case with you and advise you how best to proceed.
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