The IR5 immediate relative family-based green card checklist below provides a general idea of the process, timeline and what is usually needed for the parents of U.S. citizens to obtain their family-based green card. To have a better understanding of this list, please read the family-based green card overview or the immediate relative of U.S. citizens overview for the big picture and then go through the details in the IR5 immediate relatives (parents of U.S. citizens) green card article.
Please click to download the IR5 immediate relatives green card checklist for the parents of a U.S. citizen.
The IR5 immediate relative family-based green card petition is for a U.S. citizen’s biological parent, step-parent (the marriage of the U.S. citizen’s parents must have happened before the U.S. citizen turned 18 years old), or adoptive parent (the U.S. citizen must have been adopted before turning 16 years old). The U.S. citizen must be at least 21 years old to sponsor an IR5 immediate relative family-based green card for their foreign parent.
HAVE A IR5 IMMEDIATE RELATIVE FAMILY BASED GREEN CARD (U.S. CITIZEN PARENT) IMMIGRATION QUESTION? CONTACT US
If you have an IR5 immediate relative family-based (parent of U.S. citizen) green card immigration question, please fill out our contact us form or send us an email with some basic information about your background and your immigration needs. We will do our best to respond within 48 hours.
How we can help?
Kylie Huang Law’s immigration attorney will help identify if the client is qualified for an IR5 immediate relative family-based green card (parent of U.S. citizen) and whether there are other green card options available to the client. We will work closely with our clients to prepare their IR5 immediate relative family-based green card petition and we will also strategize on how the IR5 immediate relative family-based green card petition should be presented in the filings and in the interview to achieve the best chances of approval. It is advised and common practice to retain an immigration attorney for certain unusual IR5 immediate relative family-based green card petitions due to the complexities in the immigration process and visa requirements.