How Can A Green Card Holder Sponsor A Spouse in Los Angeles?

A green card entitles its holder to be recognized as a lawful permanent resident of the United States. What this status enables the green card holder to do is sponsor a spouse to come to the United States to live and work as well. Sponsor A Spouse

The green card is a wonderful way to help keep families together as they begin their new life working and living in the United States. The green card can also be used to sponsor unmarried children under 21 and parents if the green card holder is over 21.

How to Sponsor A Spouse With A US Green Card While Inside The US

1. The US green card holder must file Form I-130 on behalf of the spouse that is to be sponsored.

2. After your application is approved you will receive a Notice of Action that will let you know whether the application you filed on behalf of your spouse was approved. If approved, you must then file an application package (I-485) which also needs to contain the receipt for the approved I-130. This is the procedure that allows your spouse to apply for permanent residence.

How to Sponsor A Spouse With A US Green Card Outside The US

1. If the spouse is currently outside of the United States, you will still have to file an I-130 on their behalf.

2. Once the I-130 is approved, your spouse must visit their local US consulate which will then issue a visa for your spouse to travel to the United Stated.

3. Upon reaching the port of entry, your spouse will become a permanent resident of the United States.

Do you need help filing on behalf of your spouse, or are worried that your spouse may be denied permanent residence in the United States despite your being a US green card holder? Contact us as soon as possible for a comprehensive review of your case, and we can help.

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