Will USCIS appeals board reverse a denial decision against my sons visa application?
2 attorney answers
Unfortunately, despite your close affection and care-taking role as your son’s father, you do not appear to meet the legal definition of a parent at this time. Your son would need to be related to you as either a blood-relative or as a relative through marriage to his mother. You should consult with an attorney to review if your relationship with the mother qualifies as a common-law marriage under the laws of the child’s country of residence, which may be your best claim to a parental relationship.
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Unlikely unless you marry the mother or adopt the child /you should be working with a an attorney.
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