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USCIS Form I-130, Petition for Relative APPLICATION PACKAGE

Form I-130 is used by a U.S citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR) to establish their relationship to non-resident relatives who wish to immigrate to the United States. A separate I-130 form must be filed for each eligible relative. Prepare your I-130 application online and be ready to file today! It’s a very simple process:

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1. Answer Easy Questions

You answer easy to understand step-by-step questions. We build the correct USCIS application filing package based on your responses.

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2.UPLOAD SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS / WE CHECK FOR ERRORS

Upload supporting documents and file your application with confidence. Road to Status checks each application for accuracy and mistakes that can cause unnecessary delays or rejection of your application.

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3. PAY, Print, Sign, and Mail

After payment, you can print, sign, and mail your completed application to USCIS. Follow the step-by-step instructions prepared just for you. Questions? We’re available to help.

What are the costs associated with petitioning for a relative?

Government (USCIS) Application Filing & Biometric Fees*

  • Application fee: $535

 

Road to Status Form Preparation & Software Fee: $99

  • Road to Status charges a software service fee for access to our immigration application preparation platform.
  • Application filing package includes all necessary and completed USCIS forms, custom generated filing instructions made for each unique applicant, and an optional application package legal review by a network partner immigration attorney.
  • Licensed Immigration Attorney Reviews are available on select application packages. Add a “Peace of Mind” application review to any application package offered for a low flat fee.

 

* These fees are an approximation. Pricing is subject to change depending on the situation, e.g. the age of the applicant, etc.

1. What is the process for petitioning for a relative?

  • In order to petition for a relative, you must file Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative with USCIS.
  • Using Road to Status’s software, prepare your petition and use our instructions to gather the evidence you need to support your petition. Once everything is ready, you will submit it to USCIS for review.
  • If USCIS determines that it additional information is needed, you may receive a Request for Evidence.
  • The USCIS review process can take a few months while they examine your form and your submitted evidence.
  • Once your petition is approved, the family member you filed for (the “beneficiary”) must wait until a visa number is available before he or she can continue the process of getting an immigrant visa from the consulate in the beneficiary’s current country of residence, or, if he or she is in the United States, until the beneficiary can apply to adjust status to that of a Permanent Resident.
  • Road to Status is here to help you understand your process from the beginning to the end.

2. What is the purpose of an I-130?

  • Form I-130 is used by a U.S citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR) to establish their relationship to non-resident relatives who wish to immigrate to the United States. It is a request from the U.S. citizen or LPR for the U.S. government to issue their relative an immigrant visa to the United States
  • NOTE: A separate I-130 form must be filed for each eligible relative.

3. Am I eligible to petition?

You are eligible to petition for a relative if you are a U.S. citizen and your relative is your:

  • Husband or Wife
  • Minor children
  • If certain conditions are met, step-children
  • Brothers & Sisters
  • Parents
  • Adult children, married or unmarried

 

If you are a Legal Permanent Resident (LPR or green card holder), you may petition for your:

  • Husband or Wife
  • Unmarried, minor children
  • Step-children, in certain situations

4. Can I Petition for a Relative’s Family Members?

No, you cannot directly petition for your relative’s family members. You can only apply for people who are directly related to you.

5. How long does this process take?

  • Approval times for Form I-130 vary depending on the petitioner/ beneficiary relationship. For an immediate relative, the process takes approximately 5 to 9 months from the time you submit your petition to USCIS. For other categories, the process can take anywhere from 5 months to 4 years, depending on the relationship with the beneficiary. but processing times may change and will vary between USCIS offices.
  • Once your Petition has been approved, your relative (beneficiary) must wait until his or her visa number is available before he or she can travel to the United States. Depending on how close the relationship is to the Petitioner, and what country the beneficiary is from, that may be no wait (for parents, unmarried minor children, and spouses of a U.S. citizen) or it may mean a wait of 2 years or even 20 years.

OUR SOFTWARE IS FREE TO TRY AND YOU ONLY PAY FOR APPLICATIONS YOU COMPLETE.

GETTING STARTED IS EASY AND THERE IS NEVER AN OBLIGATION TO PURCHASE.

Road to Status includes a licensed network partner immigration attorney review on select application packages. Gain peace of mind knowing your application will be checked for accuracy and mistakes before you file. Check your eligibility here -OR- get started now »

Disclaimer: Road to Status, LLC. is not a law firm. The information and services presented are not legal advice and do not substitute the advice, guidance or recommendation that a licensed immigration attorney can provide. Road to Status is not affiliated with USCIS or any other government agency or website. Pricing for services does not include any biometric, filing, or government application fees. Road To Status, LLC is a private software company that offers self-help services at the user’s direction. Blank forms are available for free at www.uscis.gov.

Let Road to Status help petition for your alien relative today!

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Included In This Package

 

Access to our online application preparation software. Our tools guide you through each question step-by-step

All applicable USCIS Forms to Petition for a Relative are included. Where available, our tools generate digital barcoding for expedited USCIS intake processing

Upload supporting documentation and store securely for future applications

Our technology double-checks your application for frequently overlooked data input mistakes and other critical form completion errors

We generate personalized, easy to understand “How To File” your Petition for a Relative instructions for each application

Everything you need to file your Petition for a Relative in one convenient application package

Our software is free to try. You only pay for applications you complete

Customer Care Specialists are available to take your call during regular business hours.

Add an attorney review to your order for extra assurance. Attorney review services are included with select packages.

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* Fees are for application preparation software and for services. Fees paid do not include any biometric, filing, or government application fees.

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