Apply for Child's Immigrant Visa Online

Consular Processing Application for Child under 21 of Permanent Resident

U.S. Permanent Resident Card

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U.S. immigration attorney reviews your application, corrects any errors, answers your questions, mails your application to USCIS, monitors your application, responds to any RFEs, and participates in your interview.

$

4,200

  • Attorney Fee: $3,000
  • USCIS Fee: $535. Paid to USCIS when you submit Form I-130 to USCIS.
  • NVC Fee: $445. Paid to NVC when case is transferred to NVC.
  • Consulate Fee: ~ $220. Paid to Consulate before interview.
  • Input your application info on our website.
  • U.S. immigration attorney reviews your application and corrects any errors.
  • Unlimited attorney consultation about this application.
  • Attorney submits your completed application to USCIS and NVC.
  • Attorney monitors your application and updates you at every step.
  • Attorney respond to any Requests for Evidence (RFEs).
  • All information you provide is protected by the attorney-client privilege and is never sold or disclosed to third parties.

Who can apply for a child's immigrant visa?

  • Petitioner is a U.S. permanent resident (green card holder)
  • Petitioner satisfies minimum income requirements
  • Beneficiary is Petitioner's child
  • Beneficiary is under 21
  • Beneficiary is not married
  • Beneficiary has never provided false information to the U.S. government

Required Documents

U.S. Petitioner's Required Documents

  • Permanent resident card (green card)
  • Proof of income for 2021: pay stubs, pay checks, or letter from employer.
  • 2020 Tax Return Transcript (can be downloaded here).

Foreign Beneficiary's Required Documents

  • Passport biographical page.
  • Birth certificate.

Definition of "Child"

For immigration purposes, a "child" means:

  • The Petitioner's biological child,
  • The Petitioner's step-child, if the marriage creating the step-relationship occurred before the child turned 18, or
  • An adopted child if the child was adopted before age 16.

Income Requirements

To apply for a foreign beneficiary, the Petitioner's income must satisfy certain minimum requirements. The specific income required depends on the Petitioner's household size. The Petitioner's household includes: the Petitioner, the Beneficiary, and any dependents listed on the Petitioner's tax return.

The Petitioner's annual income, as reported on the most recent year's federal income tax return Form 1040, must satisfy the requirements below: 

Petitioner's Household Size

Minimum Annual Income

2

$21,775

3

$27,450

4

$33,125

5

$38,800

6

$44,475

7

$50,150

8

$55,825


Add $5,675 for each additional person

Steps to Apply for a Child's Immigrant Visa

1. Fill out online application

You input your information and upload your documents to our online platform.

~ 1 hour

2. Lawyer reviews

U.S.-licensed attorney reviews your information and documents.

1 day

3. Attorney Submits Application

Attorney submits all government forms and evidence to USCIS.

1 day

4. USCIS Reviews 

USCIS reviews and eventually approves your application.

~ 1 year

5. National Visa Center Reviews

After USCIS approves your application, it transfers your case to the National Visa Center, which conducts its own review.

~ 5 months

6. Consular Interview

After the NVC approves your application, it transfers your case to the U.S. Consulate where the Beneficiary lives. The Consulate will notify the Beneficiary of an interview date.

~ 4 months

7. Visa Approved

The Consulate will approve the Beneficiary's visa, and the Beneficiary can travel to the U.S. The Beneficiary will receive a green card after arriving in the U.S.

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