What are Relative Petitions? What’s an I-130?
Often times when someone immigrates to the U.S., they do so with the hope that their family member might one day be able to join them. If you are a lawful resident of the U.S., one way to help a family member join you as a lawful permanent resident is to fill out a relative petition (an I-130).
An I-130 is officially called the “Petition for Alien Relative” by United States Citizen and Immigration Services (“USCIS”). The process of submitting a relative petition is tedious, and failure to provide the required documentation will further delay your relative’s ability to come to the United States.
For this reason, it’s of the utmost importance to have an immigration attorney by your side to ensure that all the proper steps are taken and all the necessary supporting documentation is provided.
With an immigration attorney on your team, the chances of having your relative petition being approved is significantly higher. If you are looking to file a relative. petition (either I-130), read below to see how Brooks Law can assist you.