United States citizens and permanent residents can petition their qualifying relatives for citizenship and permanent residency in the United States. There are a few requirements that must be met in order to do so:
* If you are a foreign national who wish to apply for a U.S. visa or green card, you must have a relative who is a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident of the United States. This relative must provide proof of his or her U.S. citizenship or legal residency, and proof of his or her relationship to the applicant.
* The relative must prove his or her income is at least 125% above the poverty line to support the entire family, including the applicant. If unable to fulfill this requirement, the relative can become a joint sponsor with another relative, or the applicant’s assets can be taken into account.
* If the applicant’s relative is a U.S. citizen, he or she must prove that the applicant is his or her:
o child under 21 years of age
o unmarried son or daughter over 21 years old
o married son or daughter of any age
o brother or sister of U.S. citizen
o parent of U.S. citizen
* If the applicant’s relative is a U.S. permanent resident, he or she must prove that the applicant is his or her:
o husband or wife
o unmarried son or daughter of any age
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