Apply for Immigrant Visa for
Adult Child of Permanent Resident
Online Application for Immigrant Visa for U.S. Permanent Resident's Child over 21 outside the U.S.
Apply for an Immigrant Visa
U.S. immigration attorney reviews your application, corrects any errors, answers your questions, mails your application to USCIS, monitors your application, and responds to any RFEs.
Who can apply for an immigrant visa?
- Petitioner is a U.S. permanent resident.
- Beneficiary is Petitioner's child.
- Beneficiary is over 21 years old.
- Beneficiary is not married and will not marry at any time during the application process.
- Beneficiary has never provided false information to the U.S. government.
U.S. Petitioner's Required Documents
- Permanent resident card
Foreign Beneficiary's Required Documents
- Birth certificate
- Passport: Biographical page
- If previously married: Divorce judgment or prior spouse's death certificate.
Steps to Apply for an Immigrant Visa for a Permanent Resident's Adult Child
1. Fill out online application
The Petitioner and Beneficiary provide all required information and documents.
2. Lawyer reviews
U.S.-licensed attorney reviews all information and documents submitted.
3. Attorney Submits Application
Attorney submits all government forms and evidence to USCIS.
4. USCIS approves
USCIS reviews and eventually approves your application.
~ 1 year after submission
Adult children of permanent residents are subject to a waiting period of approximately 6 years before they may obtain an immigrant visa.
~ 6 years
6. NVC Reviews
After you application becomes "current," the National Visa Center reviews and approves application.
~ 5 months
7. Consular Interview
The Beneficiary participates in an interview at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
~ 3 months
The Beneficiary receives an immigrant visa to travel to the U.S.
Immigrant Visa for Child of Permanent Resident
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