I-130 Form (022717)

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USCIS Form I-130 - Petition for Alien Relative

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First, let’s determine your eligibility to file Form I-130.

The person who files Form I-130 is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who petitions on behalf of the relative.

This petition may only be prepared by a U.S. citizen, U.S. National or lawful permanent resident (green card holder).
  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. You must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident to file Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative.


A lawful permanent resident may only petition for a spouse or unmarried son or daughter.

  • Although you may be eligible to file Form I-130, your situation is complex. Therefore, we recommend that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney instead of using our service.

  • Your answer to this question suggests that your relative has a history which may require the assistance of a legal professional. Although you may still be eligible to file this petition, we prefer that you first speak to an immigration attorney that can provide you with additional guidance.

  • Although you may be eligible to file Form I-130, your situation is complex. Therefore, we recommend that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney instead of using our service.

You must be age 21 or older to file the I-130 petition for a sibling or parent.
  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. You must be at least 21 years of age to file Form I-130 for a brother, sister or parent.

  • Based on your answer above, it's important that you read Petitioning for a Spouse. This message is for your information. You may proceed.


  • Although you may be eligible to file Form I-130, your situation is complex. Therefore, we recommend that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney instead of using our service.

Has your spouse ever been accused of marriage fraud?
  • Although you may be eligible to file Form I-130, your situation is complex. Therefore, we recommend that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney instead of using our service.

Both spouses must have been present at the marriage ceremony.
  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. You may not petition a spouse if you and your spouse were not both physically present at your marriage ceremony, and the marriage was not consummated.

A marriage has been consummated once the couple has had sexual intercourse.
  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. You may not petition a spouse if you and your spouse were not both physically present at your marriage ceremony, and the marriage was not consummated.

  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. You may not petition a natural parent if you gained your permanent residence through adoption.


  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. You may not petition a stepparent or stepchild, if the marriage that created the relationship took place after the child's 18th birthday.
  • Although you may be eligible to file Form I-130, your situation is complex. Therefore, we recommend that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney instead of using our service.

  • Although you may be eligible to file Form I-130, your situation is complex. Therefore, we recommend that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney instead of using our service.


  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. You may not petition a stepparent or stepchild, if the marriage that created the relationship took place after the child's 18th birthday.




  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. You may not petition a stepparent or stepchild, if the marriage that created the relationship took place after the child's 18th birthday.
  • Although you may be eligible to file Form I-130, your situation is complex. Therefore, we recommend that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney instead of using our service.


  • That's good! Please be advised that there is no visa category for married children of permanent residents. If your unmarried son or daughter marries before you become a U.S. citizen, any petition filed for that son or daughter will be automatically revoked. This message is for your information. You may proceed.
  • Congratulations, you're most likely eligible to prepare a Form I-130 petition for your relative.
    Please click on "Next Page" below to continue your petition.
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To start, let’s get some information about you, the petitioner.

The petitioner is the U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident that will file Form I-130 on behalf of the alien relative (beneficiary).
Petitioner's Full Name
Provide your full legal name. Spell out middle names completely. If you do not have a middle name, you may leave this field blank.

Have you ever used a maiden name, alias or nickname?
Other Names Used
Provide any other names that you have ever used, including maiden names, names from a previous marriage, aliases or nicknames.
  • This USCIS form only provides space for 1 other name. You will need to list the additional information on a separate sheet and attach it to your petition. Keep this box checked and we'll show you how in your filing instructions.
Biographic Information

  • If you are Hispanic or Latino, you are still required to select a race below. Learn more >> 

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Select the box that best describes the color of your eyes.

Select the box that best describes the color of your hair.
Petitioner's Contact Information
 
Birth Information
 
Enter your date of birth in the month-day-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.
  • You entered a date in the future. Please enter a date in the past.
Enter the town, city or village where you were born.
Select the country where you were born.
  • We found a problem. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. You indicated on the first page that you are (or once were) a permanent resident. This answer is not consistent. Please make a change to one of these answers. 

Immigration Status
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  • We found a problem. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. You indicated previously that you were born in the United States. Your answer above is not consistent. If you were born in the United States, please change your answer to "Birth in the U.S."
  • We found a problem. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. You indicated previously that you were not born in the United States. Your answer above is not consistent. If you were born outside of the United States, do not select "Birth in the U.S."

Provide these details from your Certificate of Naturalization: Where can I find this?

Provide these details from your Certificate of Citizenship: Where can I find this?
The certificate number is generally an 8-digit alpha numeric number. If you cannot locate your certificate, enter "Unknown."
Enter the City, State where the document was issued to you.
Enter the date in the month-day-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.
  • You entered a date in the future. Please enter a date in the past.
Class of Admission
Class of Admission describes the immigrant category that was used to admit you to the U.S. as a permanent resident or conditional permanent resident. You can find the code on the front side of your Permanent Resident Card under “Category.” - see example on the right. If you do not know or cannot find your class of admission, you may select "Unknown."
Date of Admission

Date of Admission describes the date you were granted lawful permanent resident status or conditional permanent resident status. It is not necessarily the date you entered the country. You can find it on the front side of your Permanent Resident Card next to “Resident Since” - see example on the right.

Enter the "resident since" date in the month-day-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.
  • You entered a date in the future. Please enter a date in the past.
Place of Admission
Enter the City and State where you were granted admission. If you are unsure, "Unknown" is an acceptable answer. Where can I find this? >>
Alien Registration Number
Also known as an "A-Number," your Alien Registration Number is a 9-digit number that can be found on your Permanent Resident Card. Where can I find this?
Social Security Number
Enter only a valid number issued by the Social Security Administration. If you were not issued a valid social security number, do not enter one. Where can I find this?
USCIS Online Account Number
If you have a USCIS Online Account Number, enter it here. If you do not have one or are not sure, leave it blank. Where can I find this? 
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Tell us about your family.

Not all fields on this form are mandatory. But it is important that you prepare this form as thoroughly as possible. This page covers your parent(s) and marriages (if applicable).
Information About Parent 1
Enter information about your parent. Your parent may be biological, fully adopted or a step parent. If you do not know the answer to a question, "Unknown" is an acceptable answer.
Enter your parent's date of birth in the month-day-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.
  • You entered a date in the future. Please enter a date in the past.
Choose the country where your parent was born.
Space is limited. It may be necessary for you to abbreviate the country name.
Enter the city where this parent currently lives.
Select the country where this parent currently lives.
Information About Parent 2
Enter information about your parent. Your parent may be biological, fully adopted or a step parent. If you do not know the answer to question, "Unknown" is an acceptable answer. 
Enter your parent's date of birth in the month-day-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.
  • You entered a date in the future. Please enter a date in the past.
Select the country where your parent was born.
Enter the city where this parent currently lives.
Select the country where this parent currently lives.
Petitioner's Marital Information

  • We found a problem. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. On the first page of this petition, you indicated that you gained your permanent resident status through marriage. However, now you've indicated that you have never been married. Please change one of your answers.
  • We found a problem. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. On the first page of this petition, you indicated that you gained your permanent resident status through marriage. However, now you've indicated that you have no prior marriages. Please change one of your answers.
Information About Your Current Marriage
Enter your spouse's full name and details about the marriage.
Current Spouse
Marriage Details
Enter the date you were married in the month-day-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.
  • You entered a date in the future. Please enter a date in the past.
Information About Your Prior Marriage #1
Enter the date this marriage ended by divorce, annulment, separation or death.
  • You entered a date in the future. Please enter a date in the past.
Information About Your Prior Marriage #2
Enter the date this marriage ended by divorce, annulment, separation or death.
  • You entered a date in the future. Please enter a date in the past.
  • This USCIS form only provides space for information about 2 marriages. You will need to list the additional information on a separate sheet and attach it to your petition. Leave this message checked, and we'll show you how in your filing instructions. 
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Let's get some details about your address history.

Petitioner's Mailing Address
You may list a valid residence, APO, or commercial address. This may be a Post Office address (P.O. Box) if that is how you receive your mail. If your mail will be sent to someone other than yourself, please include an “In Care of Name” as a part of your mailing address. If your mailing address is a U.S. territory and it contains an urbanization name, list the urbanization name in the "In Care of Name" box.  
  • We found a problem. A permanent resident may have abandoned his or her permanent resident status if he or she ever remained outside the U.S. for an extended period of time or ever had any intention of living there permanently. CitizenPath recommends that you consult with an immigration attorney before filing this petition.



Enter the date in the month-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.
Petitioner's Physical Address Information
Enter your place(s) of residence for the last five years. First, enter the home address where you lived prior to the above address.
Enter your place(s) of residence for the last five years. Enter your current address first. If you lived at more than one address over the past five years, click "Add another address" to add another.

Petitioner's Physical Address 1

Enter the date in the month-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.
Enter the date in the month-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.

Petitioner's Physical Address 2

Enter the date in the month-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.
  • This USCIS form only provides space for 2 addresses. You will need to list the additional information on a separate sheet and attach it to your petition. Keep this box checked and we'll show you how in your filing instructions.  

  • We found a problem. A permanent resident may have abandoned his or her permanent resident status if he or she ever remained outside the U.S. for an extended period of time or ever had any intention of living there permanently. CitizenPath recommends that you consult with an immigration attorney before filing this petition.

Last Address with Your Spouse
List the most recent address that you physically lived together with your spouse. If you are currently living with your spouse, list your current address again.
Enter the date in the month-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.
Enter the date in the month-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.
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Next, we need information about where you have worked over the last 5 years.

Petitioner's Employment Information
Provide your employment information for the last five years. You must list ALL employment on this form, even if it was outside the United States. If any of your employment was unlawful or you used false documents to obtain employment, please consult with an immigration attorney before filing this this form. Enter your present (or most recent) employer first.

Enter the job title or job role.
Enter the date in the month-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.
Previous Period of Employment/Unemployment

Enter the job title or job role.
Enter the date in the month-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.
  • This USCIS form only provides space for 2 employers. You will need to list the additional information on a separate sheet and attach it to your petition. Keep this box checked and we'll show you how in your filing instructions. 
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Next, we'll get some information about the beneficiary. 

The beneficiary is the relative that you want to help become a permanent resident (green card holder).       
Your Relative's Name
Provide your relative's full legal name. Spell out middle names completely. If your relative does not have a middle name, you may leave this field blank.
  • In the space below, you may list your spouse's new married name if it was legally changed as a result of the marriage.

List any other names used by your relative (including names by previous marriages.)
Other Name (s)
Provide any other names that your relative has ever used, including maiden names, names from a previous marriage, aliases or nicknames.
  • This USCIS form only provides space for 1 other name. You will need to list the additional information on a separate sheet and attach it to your petition. Keep this box checked and we'll show you how in your filing instructions.
Your Relative's Contact Information
 
Your Relative's Birth Information
 
Enter your relative's birth date in the month-day-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.
  • You entered a date in the future. Please enter a date in the past.
Enter the town, city or village where your relative was born.
Select the country where your relative was born. If you cannot find the country, select "Other."

Your Relative's Immigration History

Select "Unknown" only if you do not know, and your relative also does not know, if anyone else has ever filed a petition for your relative.



  • Although you may be eligible to file Form I-130, your situation is complex. Therefore, we recommend that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney instead of using our service.

  • We found a problem. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. You indicated above that your relative has never been in the U.S. and you also answered that your relative is currently in the U.S. Please change one of the answers.


  • Your answer to this question suggests that your relative has a history which may require the assistance of a legal professional. We want the best result for you, and therefore CitizenPath suggests that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney that can provide you with additional guidance on this issue.
Arrival/Departure Record
If your relative entered the U.S. lawfully, he/she will generally have an I-94 record. In some cases, such as land border entries from Canada, your relative may not have an I-94 record.
How to Find an I-94 Arrival/Departure Record
Enter the I-94 number from your relative's Arrival/Departure Record (I-94).
Enter the date in the month-day-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.
  • You entered a date in the future. Please enter a date in the past.
Enter the "admitted until date" which can be found on the I-94 card or electronic I-94.
Where can I find this?
  • You've entered a date in the past. This means that your relative's visa is expired, and your relative's ability to get a green card could be at risk. Although your relative may still be eligible for an immigrant visa, we recommend that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney before continuing.
Passport/Travel Document
Enter your passport (or travel document) details below even if the document is currently expired. 

Select the country where your relative's document was issued. If you cannot find the country, select "Other."
Alien Registration Number
Enter only a valid A-Number. If your relative does not have an A-Number, you may leave this field empty. Where can I find this?
Social Security Number (SSN)
Enter only a valid number issued by the Social Security Administration. If your relative was not issued a valid Social Security Number, do not enter one. Where can I find this?
USCIS Online Account Number
If your relative has a USCIS Online Account Number, enter it here. If he/she does not have one or is not sure if an account has been created, leave it blank. Where can I find this? 
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Tell us about your relative's address history. 

      
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Tell us about your relative's address history. 

You'll need to provide your relative's addresses for the last five years, whether inside or outside the United States.       
Your Relative's Current Address
List the current physical address where your relative is living. If your relative lives outside the United States in a home without a street number or name, you may leave these spaces blank.
Enter the date in the month-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.

Your Relative's Address #2
Enter the date in the month-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.
  • This USCIS form only provides space for 2 addresses. You will need to list the additional information on a separate sheet and attach it to your petition. Keep this box checked and we'll show you how in your filing instructions.  
Your Relative's Address Abroad
Provide the foreign address where your relative is residing.  If your relative lives in a home without a street number or name, you may leave these spaces blank. 

Enter the date in the month-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.
Your Relative's Address Abroad of More Than One Year
Provide your relative's last address outside the United States of more than one year.  
Enter the date in the month-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.
Enter the date in the month-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.
Your Relative's Future Address
Provide the U.S. address where your relative intends to live in the future.


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You're doing well. Finally, let's get some family details.

Please provide information about your relative's marital history and family members.
Your Relative's Marital Information

  • We found a problem. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. On the first page of this petition, you indicated that your son/daughter is not married. There is no visa category for married children of permanent residents. However, if you naturalize as a U.S. citizen, you will be able to file a petition for a married son or daughter. Check your eligibility for Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.

Include any current marriage in the number of times.
Your Relative's Current Marriage

Name of Your Relative's Spouse

Your Relative's Spouse Birth Details

Enter the date in the month-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.

Date of Marriage

Enter the date of your relative's present marriage in the month-day-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.
  • You entered a date in the future. Please enter a date in the past.

Place of Marriage

Your Relative's Prior Marriages

Prior Spouse

If the marriage ended due to the death of the spouse, enter the date of death.
  • You entered a date in the future. Please enter a date in the past.

Prior Spouse

If the marriage ended due to the death of the spouse, enter the date of death.
  • You entered a date in the future. Please enter a date in the past.
  • This USCIS form only provides space for 2 prior marriages. You will need to list the additional information on a separate sheet and attach it to your petition. Keep this box checked and we'll show you how in your filing instructions.
Your Relative's Children
Provide your relative's unmarried children under age 21 (if applicable). List all children even if they will not be immigrating to the U.S.


Child #1
Enter the birth date in the month-day-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.
  • You entered a date in the future. Please enter a date in the past.
Select the country where your relative was born. If you cannot find the country, select "Other."
Child #2
Enter the birth date in the month-day-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.
  • You entered a date in the future. Please enter a date in the past.
Select the country where your relative was born. If you cannot find the country, select "Other."
Child #3
Enter the birth date in the month-day-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.
  • You entered a date in the future. Please enter a date in the past.
Select the country where your relative was born. If you cannot find the country, select "Other."
Child #4
Enter the birth date in the month-day-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.
  • You entered a date in the future. Please enter a date in the past.
Select the country where your relative was born. If you cannot find the country, select "Other."
Child #5
Enter the birth date in the month-day-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.
  • You entered a date in the future. Please enter a date in the past.
Select the country where your relative was born. If you cannot find the country, select "Other."
  • This USCIS form only provides space for 5 children. You will need to list the additional information on a separate sheet and attach it to your petition. Keep this box checked and we'll show you how in your filing instructions.
  • This USCIS form only provides space for 4 children. You will need to list the additional information on a separate sheet and attach it to your petition. Keep this box checked and we'll show you how in your filing instructions.

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Information About Your Spouse's Parents

Enter information about your spouse's parents. Each parent may be a biological, adoptive or step parent. This includes same-sex parents. If you and your spouse do not know the answer to question, "Unknown" is an acceptable answer.       
Parent #1

Name of Your Spouse's Parent

Birth Details for Your Spouse's Parent

Enter the birth date in the month-day-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.
  • You entered a date in the future. Please enter a date in the past.

Place of Residence for Your Spouse's Parent

Parent #2

Name of Your Spouse's Parent

Birth Details for Your Spouse's Parent

Enter the birth date in the month-day-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.
  • You entered a date in the future. Please enter a date in the past.

Place of Residence for Your Spouse's Parent

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Information About Your Relative's Employment

Provide your relative's current employment information, even if he or she is employed outside the United States. If employed in the U.S., be certain that your relative is authorized to work in the United States. (learn more        
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Information About Your Spouse's Employment

Provide your spouse's employment history for the last five years whether inside or outside the United States. If employed in the U.S., be certain that your spouse is authorized to work in the United States. (learn more)         

Current Employment Information
Provide information about your current employer and occupation.

Enter the job title or job role.
Enter the date in the month-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.
Previous Period of Employment/Unemployment

Enter the job title or job role.
Enter the date in the month-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.
  • This USCIS form only provides space for 2 periods of employment/unemployment. You will need to list the additional information on a separate sheet and attach it to your petition. Keep this box checked and we'll show you how in your filing instructions. 

Foreign Employment Information
Provide information about your most recent employment outside the United States.
Enter the job title or job role.
Enter the date in the month-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.
Enter the date in the month-year (mm/dd/yyyy) format.

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Application for Permanent Residence
As an immediate relative and is presently inside the United States, your relative may be eligible to adjust status to permanent resident. (learn more  

Previous I-130 Petitions

Previously Filed I-130 Petition
Enter details about the previously filed petition.
Enter the city or town where the I-130 petition was filed. Enter "Unknown" if you do not remember where it was filed.