Nashville, TN asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee

Q: I am a US citizen looking to get residency for my mother and 83 yr old grandmother who has been dependent on my mom.

my grandmother has lived and been dependent on my mother for years and it would be impossible for her to live without my mother. Is there any way I could request a green card for both of them?

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Samuil Buschkin
Samuil Buschkin
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Ridgewood, NJ

A: There are several questions to be answered at the outset, e.g., whether you are 21 years or older, where your mom and grandma are located, whether you have sufficient income yourself, or whether you might need a third-party sponsor. There are more questions depending on the answers to the previous questions above, but assuming you're 21 and your mom is here with you in the US, and you make sufficient income, you could file a petition for your mom because she is an immediate relative. Your situation has an added level of complexity because of the dependence of your grandma on your mom. Best you speak to an experienced immigration lawyer - that consultation fee should be worth it.

Rehim Babaoglu and Agnes Jury agree with this answer

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Milwaukee, WI

A: I agree, but more information is needed. Did your mother and grandmother lawfully enter the U.S.? How many times, if any, have they left the U.S.?

These, among many other questions must be answered before a competent and experienced immigration attorney can determine the best options, if any, for your mom and grandma. That is why a thorough appointment is best. This can take enough time to require a reasonable fee for the inquiry.

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