Here, you will find detailed answers to many of most common immigration questions.
Who may petition for their parents to live in the U.S. as lawful permanent resident?
Only U.S. citizens are eligible to petition for their parent(s) to live permanently in the U.S. A U.S. citizen must be at least 21 years of age to petition for a parent. Lawful permanent residents may not bring their parents to live permanently in the U.S.
I am a U.S. citizen. How do I petition for my mother?
If you are applying to bring your mother to live in the U.S., you must file the following with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services:
Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative (if you are filing for
both parents, you must file a separate petition for each parent)
A copy of your birth certificate showing your name and your motherís name
If you were not born in the U.S., a copy of either
Your Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship, or
Your U.S. passport
Note: If you have been legally adopted, you may not petition for your birth parent.