While the term “Sibling” isn’t explicitly defined in United States immigration law, for a U.S. citizen’s brother or sister to immigrate using a sibling visa, evidence must be presented showing both individuals share at least one parent.
At Hanlon Law Group, P.C., the dedicated Los Angeles sibling visa attorney has represented individuals globally, assisting them in their immigration journey to the United States. If you’re considering filing a petition for a sibling, contact the Los Angeles sibling visa expert. Benefit from a free, confidential initial consultation to explore your immigration options without any obligations.
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Eligibility & Documentation for Bringing Siblings to the U.S.
To qualify to sponsor a sibling to the U.S., the petitioner must be a U.S. citizen aged 21 or older. If these criteria are met and there are no factors making the sibling inadmissible, a petition can be filed for the sibling to become a U.S. permanent resident (green card holder).
Essential documentation for a sibling visa includes:
- A completed Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative with all required supporting documents.
- Proof of the sponsor’s U.S. citizenship.
- Evidence confirming the sibling relationship, indicating the shared parentage between the sponsor and sibling.
For those in the process of filing or awaiting a sibling visa petition, you can check the processing waiting times here.
It’s crucial to understand that the sibling visa process can be intricate and lengthy. Engaging with an experienced sibling visa attorney can ensure accurate steps are taken, avoiding potential pitfalls and delays.
The attorney at Hanlon Law Group has a rich history of assisting clients and their siblings in achieving the desired immigration status, enabling them to live and work in the U.S.
Sibling Visas for Half-Siblings
Half-siblings might also qualify for sibling visas. However, additional documentation may be required to confirm these relationships. The expert at Hanlon Law Group can provide clarity on the necessary documents for such petitions.
It’s noteworthy that while U.S. citizens can sponsor half-siblings, adopted individuals cannot petition for their biological siblings due to the severance of biological ties post-adoption for immigration purposes.
Discover More Options for Sibling Immigration: Contact a Los Angeles Immigration Expert at Hanlon Law Group, P.C.
When you’re ready to explore options for aiding your sibling in securing an immigration status change, it’s time to consult a Los Angeles immigration expert at Hanlon Law Group, P.C. With over two decades of experience, our attorney is adept at guiding clients through the immigration maze.
This expertise is complemented by:
- Our commitment to offering personalized, top-tier service to every client.
- Our advanced case management system, allowing clients to monitor the progress and status of their petitions seamlessly.
Connect with us by calling (800) 976-5675 or sending an email to schedule a free, confidential initial consultation. We offer multilingual immigration services, including Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Bahasa Indonesian, Tagalog, and Fukienese.
Serving Pasadena, we represent clients throughout Los Angeles, California, and globally.