These 5 Top Tips will help you build a successful I-130 Petition, or the concurrent filing of an I-130 and I-485 Application, so you can avoid a Request for Evidence (RFE) and reduce your chances of getting a denial.
1. Establish the Family Relationship
Submit documentary evidence of the family relationship through birth certificate, marriage certificate, photos, and affidavits.
2. Submit Proof of the U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder Family Member’s Status
Provide a copy of the U.S. Passports or Birth certificate, Certificate of Naturalization, if applicable, copy of Green Card, if applicable, and State Id.
3. Supporting Affidavits
Provide 2-3 Affidavits that attest to the family relationship and/or bona fide marriage, in sufficient detail.
4. Financial Documents
Include bank statements, tax returns and/or tax transcripts, employment verification letter, and credit score, where applicable, to address the public charge requirement and your ability to provide for your family member.
5. Address Immigration Issues
Make sure you address any immigration issues, including any criminal background, misrepresentations, or other bars to any immigration petitions. Submit a waiver with the petition, if applicable.
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