I’m a green card holder applying for immigrant visas for my wife and child. Do I need to submit one application or two?

I’m a green card holder applying for immigrant visas for my wife and child. Do I need to submit one application or two?

As a lawful permanent resident, you may submit visa applications for the following family members: (1) your spouse, (2) your unmarried children under the age of 21, and (3) your unmarried children over the age of 21. When immigrating to the U.S., the spouse of a permanent resident may bring his or her unmarried child under the age of 21 years old as a “derivative beneficiary.” 

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How can a father apply for a green card for a child born out of wedlock?

How can a father apply for a green card for a child born out of wedlock?

A U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (a green card holder) can apply for a green card for an unmarried child under the age of 21. During the application process, the U.S. petitioner must prove the existence of a parent-child relationship. If the U.S. petitioner is the child’s mother, the mother just needs to provide the child’s birth certificate. 

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What documents do I need to apply for a green card for my stepchild?

What documents do I need to apply for a green card for my stepchild?

A U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident can apply for a green card for a stepchild if the following conditions are met: (1) The U.S. citizen or green card holder married the stepchild’s biological parent before the stepchild’s 18th birthday; and (2) The marriage was a legitimate marriage, not a sham marriage entered into to obtain an immigration benefit.

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