How to file I-130 for your Unmarried Child under 21, when you are a US Citizen Mother
Complete form I-130
Fill in EVERY question listed in petition. If a question does not apply to you, make sure you fill in N/A. Make sure you provide beneficiary's I-94 Number and Alien number if available even if beneficiairy is out of statuts.
You will need to provide the following documents: Submit a copy of the child's birth certificate showing your name and the name of your child. Any documents not originally written in English must be translated in English. Translator must certify under oath that they are well versed in both English and the language of origin. A copy of the foreign document must be submitted with the translation.
Pay Appropriate Fees
The fees for filing form I-130 are $355.00 (US Dollars). Make the check or money order payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security if you live in the USA. Other applicants consult USCIS's website.
Mail Application and Fees
If you are the petitioner and you reside in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, or Wyoming and you are filing only Form I-130, mail the petition to the USCIS Lockbox Facility. The address is as follows: USCIS P.O. Box 804625 Chicago, IL 60680-4107. If you are the petitioner and you reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, West Virginia, or District of Columbia and you are filing only Form I-130, mail the petition to the USCIS Lockbox Facility. The address is as follows: USCIS P.O. Box 804616 Chicago, IL 60680-4107.