By submitting the form I-130, you are essentially filing a petition to immigrate one or more of your relatives to the United States. In order to be eligible for immigration, your relative must be a close one, or it can be your spouse as well. If you have children, you must apply to immigrate them to the US before they turn 21, and while they’re unmarried.
Although the form looks really easy to fill, making small mistakes when feeling the form is very common, and it can waste a lot of your time. This can cause your close family member or spouse to be denied entry into the United States. While you can always fill and submit the form to start the process all over again after getting denied once, it is important that you do not make any mistakes the first time you submit it. That’s because the wait times are ever increasing.
So, here are a few of the most common mistakes made by US citizens when filing the immigration form i-130.
Not Understanding The Requirements For Distant Relatives
If you are facing any confusion in the form submission process, you should visit the USCIS page online. There, you will easily find the criteria relative needs to fit into in order to be immigrated to the United States through you.
For example, while you can easily fill the I-130 form for your immediate relatives, distant relatives will be denied through this process.
Submitting Multiple Forms
If you are looking to immigrate your own children, how are your spouse’s children to the United States, you will have to file multiple I-130 forms. When submitting the forms for your children, you should attach a copy of the original petition with them on behalf of your spouse.