Green Card Lawyer in Laredo, TX
Obtaining a green card can be a great boon for immigrants and their families. Also known as permanent residency status, a green card provides stability and the opportunity to establish roots while planning a future in the United States. Moreover, holding a green card is a significant milestone toward becoming a full-fledged U.S. citizen. Our knowledgeable Laredo green card lawyers can lead clients through this process.
Immigrants throughout Webb County, La Salle County, and all of Texas can come to Cardenas & Rodriguez for the diligent legal work and passionate advocacy they need.
Our Laredo Green Card Lawyers Can Help
The bilingual team at Cardenas & Rodriguez is dedicated to helping immigrants and their families get the help they need to build their lives in the United States. The green card is an essential part of that.
Call us at (956) 450-7951 or reach out online today for a free consultation.
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How To Get a Green Card for a Child
The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) defines a “child" as an individual under 21 years of age. Parents with citizenship status may apply for a green card on their child's behalf.
Parents who have completed the process of obtaining permanent residency are required to disclose any children on their application. However, approval of the parent's application does not automatically extend to their child, who still requires a separate application using the I-130 form.
The necessary documentation depends on whether the application is made by the mother or father. A mother only needs to provide the child's birth certificate as evidence of parentage.
In contrast, the father needs the child's birth certificate and proof of paternity, such as a marriage certificate to the child's mother. Supporting documents are necessary if the marriage ended due to death, divorce, or annulment. Fathers who were not previously married to the child's mother can provide paperwork from their country of origin that establishes paternity. Our knowledgeable Laredo green card attorneys can advise on the types of documentation required.
How to a Green Card for Your Parents
To apply for permanent residency on behalf of their parents, an individual must be at least 21 years old. They can also use the I-130 form and should gather the following documents:
• Proof of their own U.S. citizenship.
• Proof that their parents are indeed their parents.
• Evidence of their financial capability to support their parents.
USCIS typically requires that those who apply on their parents' behalf have an income that exceeds 125% of the poverty line. Applying for a green card on behalf of a parent or child can be a lengthy process, and applicants should be prepared for a waiting period of one to two years between application and approval.
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