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Can you bring your siblings to live in the USA as permanent residents?

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In order to petition and bring your brothers and sisters to live in the United States as a green card holder, you must be:

  1. S citizen
  2. At least 21 years old

If you are e permanent resident, you cannot bring your sibling into the States. Only the U.S citizens can. Below, you can find the required documentation that you, as an American citizen, need to successfully complete this process:

  • A completed Form I-130.
  • A copy of your birth certificate and a copy of your sibling’s birth certificate showing that you have at least one common parent.
  • Evidence that you are a U.S. citizen, such as:
  • A copy of your U.S. birth certificate, OR
  • A copy of your valid 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

In cases when the sponsor (the U.S citizen that is applying to bring the sibling into the United States), is related to his siblings through adoption, Parental Half-siblings or Step parents, then, he/she needs to submit additional documentation. They are as follows:

  • 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, you need to 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.

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