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Immediate family and extended family.

Note: LPRS and US citizens will not be able to sponsor other aunt, uncles, grandparents, in-laws, and cousins.


  • Several screenings, background checks, medical examination, and interviews
  • The sponsoring relative must be over the age of 21 and resides in the U.S.
  • Show documentation of the legitimacy of their relationship and meet income requirements.
  • The sponsor must have a signed affidavit of support making it known that they will be financially responsible for the applicant.
  • USCIS also examines all green card applications to determine if the applicant will not likely become a public charge who will need public assistance.

It can take years, based on the applicant’s relationship to their sponsor.


If you are a U.S. Citizen, then yes you can still sponsor them. However, if you are simply a Green card holder you will not be able to do so.


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