Q: I would like to petition my father to become a lawful resident. He is currently living here in US. What are the steps?
What are the requirements? What forms of application should we file and in what order?
A: You should discuss the specifics of your situation with a qualified immigration lawyer to make sure all the requirements and qualifications are met, for example what is his current status and how long has he been here, what is your immigration status etc. If the requirements are met, generally you would submit the Relative Petition and Adjustment of Status petitions at the same time, along with the other required forms and evidence including copies of birth certificates, passports, visas, I-94, marriage licenses, divorces, sponsorship documents etc . If you plan on doing this on your own, you should read all of the instructions very carefully.
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A: If you are a US citizen and dad entered the country legally then you could sponsor him for a green card. His intent to enter must have been to visit if he was on a B visa, and later on changed to wanting to remain here permanently. If he concealed his intent when he entered the US, then that could be a problem. Discuss case with counsel before applying.
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