Petition for Alien Relative (Form I-130)

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What is Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative?

U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals and permanent residents can file Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, to help a foreign family member gain permanent residence in the United States (green card status).

Do you have a sample I-130 petition?

You may download a sample I-130 petition prepared at But preparing your unique petition based on a sample is generally not a good idea.

What is class of admission on Form I-130?

Class of Admission describes the visa category that was used to admit an immigrant to the U.S. as a permanent resident or conditional permanent resident. Here's how to find it.

How do I petition my child for a green card?

U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents can both petition a child for a green card. The age of the child and type of relationship with the petitioner affect the rules, requirements and eligibility.

Where can I find my Alien Registration Number?

Also known as an A-Number, your Alien Registration Number is an 8 or 9 digit number that can be found on a variety of documents from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or the former INS.