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Children’s Requests

Bringing Children, Sons and Daughters to Live in the United States as Permanent Residents

If you are a U.S. citizen… You may petition for…

Children (unmarried and under 21)
Unmarried sons and daughters (21 or over)
Your son or daughter’s child(ren) may be included on this petition. Married sons and daughters (any age)
Your son or daughter’s spouse and/or child(ren) may be included on this petition.
Permanent resident (Green Card holder) Children (unmarried and under 21)
Your child’s child(ren) may be included on this petition.
Unmarried sons and daughters (21 or over)
Your son or daughter’s child(ren) may be included on this petition.

Required Documentation

Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative (signed with proper fee)
Evidence of your U.S. citizenship:
A copy of your U.S. birth certificate OR
A copy of your unexpired U.S. passport OR
A copy of Consular Report of Birth Abroad OR
A copy of your naturalization certificate OR
A copy of your certificate of citizenship If you are a permanent resident, you must demonstrate your status with:
A copy (front and back) of Form I-551 (Green Card) OR
A copy of your foreign passport bearing a stamp showing temporary evidence of permanent residence.

If your name or your child’s name has changed, proof of legal name change (may include marriage certificate, divorce decree, adoption decree, court judgment of name change, etc.) Proof of relationship (see chart below for case-specific requirements)