Bringing Siblings to Live in the United States as Permanent Residents
For a petitioner to bring your sibling (brother or sister) to live in the United States as a green card holder. You must be a U.S. citizen and at least 21 years of age. Permanent residents may not petition to bring siblings to live permanently in the United States.
- Additional Documentation for Bringing Siblings through Adoption, Step Parents or Paternal Half-Siblings
If you and your sibling are related through adoption, please also submit:
- A copy of the adoption decree(s) showing that the adoption took place before you or your sibling (the adopted child) became 16 years old.
If you and your sibling are related through a step-parent, please also submit:
- Copies of documents showing that any prior marriage(s) of the natural parent and/or step-parent were legally terminated, AND
- A copy of the marriage certificate of the step-parent to the natural parent. Age restrictions for meeting definition of step-child apply.
If you and your sibling have a common (biological) father but different mothers (i.e. you are paternal half-siblings), please also submit:
- Copies of the marriage certificates of the father to each mother and copies of documents showing that any prior marriages of either your father or mothers were legally terminated.
Note: If your name or your sibling’s name has changed. Please include proof of the legal name change. This can include marriage certificate, divorce decree, adoption decree, court judgment of name change, etc.
We prepare you for all aspects of the immigration process, including your petition for submission to the U.S. government. We will help you throughout the process to insure your success in bringing siblings to the U.S.
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