What Documents Are Needed in a Form I-130 Petition for a Foreign Spouse?

 

A USCIS Form I-130 is a Petition for Alien Relative. A U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (green card holder) is eligible to petition his or her foreign spouse to immigrate to the United States.

Along with a Form I-130 and accompanying Form I-130A, supporting documentation is also submitted when the petition is filed with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). These include the following:

  • Copy of the U.S. Citizens passport or if the petitioner is a green card holder, a copy of their green card and foreign passport.
  • U.S. size passport photos of the petitioner and beneficiary.
  • Copy of the foreign spouse’s passport.
  • Copy of the foreign spouse’s birth certificate.
  • Marriage certificate between the petitioner and foreign spouse.
  • Copies of previous marriage terminations from the petitioner or beneficiary (divorce or annulment decrees or death certificates).
  • Copies of birth certificates of children born between the petitioner and beneficiary.
  • Family photos of the petitioner and beneficiary taken over the course of their relationship.

All documentation submitted to USCIS must be translated into English if the original document is in a foreign language. For more information or questions regarding the required documentation in petitioning a foreign spouse, contact us today at info@enterimmi.com and speak with a U.S. immigration attorney in Ho Chi Minh City, Manila and Taipei.

 

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