Apply for a Family Based Green Card

Confidently complete your Family Based Green Card application package paperwork with a simple, guided, step-by-step process.

Family Based Green Card Application Package

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Important Note: To apply for a Family Based Green Card, you will need to complete both forms I-130 and I-485.

Applying for your family based green card (Permanent Residence) just got a lot easier! Road to Status is the fastest and easiest way to prepare your family based green card application package online. If you are a U.S citizen and you want to help your immediate relative who is in the United States apply for a Green Card, or if you are a nonimmigrant visa holder (those with temporary immigration status) living in the United States looking to apply for a green card based on your relationship to a U.S. citizen who is your immediate relative, you can use this application package to obtain a family based green card. 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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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. Print, Sign and Mail

Once you are finished, 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 applying for a Family-based Green Card?

Government (USCIS) Application Filing & Biometric Fees*

  • Petition fee: $535
  • Green Card Application fee after December 23, 2016: $1140
  • Biometric Exam Fee: $85


Road to Status Form Preparation & Software Fee: $189

  • 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 applying for a family-based Green Card?

  • In order to apply for a family-based green card, you must file Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative; and Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status with USCIS.
  • In this case, the applicant for the Green Card may also be eligible to file Form I-765, Application for Work Authorization to give them work authorization in the United States while the Green Card application is pending, and Form I-131, Application for a Travel Document to give them authorization to travel outside the United States while the green card application is pending.
  • Using Road to Status’s software, prepare your applications and use our instructions to gather the evidence you need to support your applications. Once everything is ready, you will submit them to USCIS for review.
  • Once USCIS has received your application, they will send the applicant for the Green Card a notice for a biometrics appointment where USCIS will take their photo and fingerprints.
  • If USCIS determines that additional information is needed, you may receive a Request for Evidence.
  • Once all of USCIS’s questions have been answered and the application is done being processed at the service center, you will be scheduled for an interview at your local USCIS office to review your application and answer questions as needed.

2. Am I eligible?

You may be eligible to apply for a green card through a family member using this process if you are: An immediate relative (the spouse, sibling, parent, child, or in certain circumstances the stepchild) of a U.S. citizen who is over the age of 21 years old.

3. How long does the process take?

  • On average, it takes about 8 months to receive your Green Card you have submitted your applications to USCIS, but processing times are always changing and may vary depending on your local office.

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

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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 apply for your family based Green Card 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 family based green card instructions for each application

Everything you need to file your family based Green Card in one convenient application package

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

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

Road to Status respects your right to privacy and does not sell, rent, swap or otherwise disclose any of your personal information to any other party. Access to and use of is subject to our privacy policy and terms of use.

* 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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