Table of Contents
- 1 Who qualifies as a sponsor?
- 2 Can a family member be a sponsor?
- 3 Can U.S. citizen sponsor grandparents?
- 4 Can a grandparent apply for a US visa for a grandchild?
- 5 What relatives can a U.S. citizen sponsor?
- 6 Can I sponsor someone if I don’t have a job?
- 7 How many grandparents can you sponsor per couple?
- 8 Can a US citizen sponsor a family member?
Who qualifies as a sponsor?
The individual who signs the affidavit of support becomes the sponsor once the intending immigrant becomes a lawful permanent resident. The sponsor is usually the petitioner who filed an immigrant petition on behalf of the intending immigrant.
Can a family member be a sponsor?
You can petition to bring family members to the United States (often called “sponsoring” them) only if you are a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident (green card holder).
Can a grandmother sponsor granddaughter?
According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, you cannot sponsor a grandchild for entry into the country. The sponsorship of family has limits that do not extend to a grandchild.
Can U.S. citizen sponsor grandparents?
As a general rule, U.S. immigration law offers no direct way to obtain U.S. green cards for one’s grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and more extended relations—unless you can create a chain of relationships so that a more immediate family member can petition for them.
Can a grandparent apply for a US visa for a grandchild?
There is no provision under current US immigration law for grandmothers or grandfathers to file a direct petition for grandchildren. Only the parent, if a US citizen or LPR may file petitions for their children.
Can grandparent file for grandchildren?
Grandparents can become as attached as anyone to their grandchildren.
What relatives can a U.S. citizen sponsor?
If you are a U.S. Citizen, you may petition for the following relatives, as long as you can prove the relationships:
- Husband or wife;
- Unmarried children under 21 years old;
- Unmarried son or daughter over 21 years old;
- Married son or daughter of any age;
- Brother (s) or Sisters(s), if you are at least 21 years old.
Can I sponsor someone if I don’t have a job?
Yes, you can petition her without a job. However, for it to be approved, you must get somebody to be a joint sponsor and complete an affidavit of support.
Who are the people who can sponsor you?
Who you can sponsor also depends on your age and financial status. The people you can sponsor can be divided into two categories: Immediate Relative. These are people directly related to you: your parents, spouse, and minor or unmarried children. Family Preference Relative.
How many grandparents can you sponsor per couple?
In this situation, you’ll have to submit 2 separate sponsorship applications: 1 per couple. On your grandparents’ application, one of them (either your grandmother or your grandfather) will be designated as the main applicant, called the principal applicant. The other will be designated as a dependant.
Can a US citizen sponsor a family member?
If you qualify to sponsor family members to the USA you will most likely be allowed to only sponsor immediate relatives. Although the common meaning of this is a close family relation, it has a more specific meaning in immigration law.
Can You Bring your grandparents to the US?
Under that assumption, no, you cannot. However, if your parents are still living and are US citizens, they would be able to petition for her since she would potentially qualify as an “immediate relative” parent of your parents. * This will flag comments for moderators to take action.