In order to file a family petition with the United States Department of Homeland Security Immigration Division, the petitioner MUST be a US citizen.
These are the documents needed in order to submit the immigration petition (I-130):
- Copy of the U.S. citizen's Birth Certificate or Certificate of Naturalization or Certificate of Citizenship; and
- The U.S. citizen's birth certificate showing the name of both parents.
- Two recent identical color photos of the applicant;
- Medical exam report I-693 and supplement of the applicant (sealed);
- Evidence of financial condition of the applicant, if he or she has a job:
--- Job letter on business letterhead;
--- W-2 forms for past three years;
- Evidence of financial support for the applicant:
--- The sponsor's employment verification letter on business letterhead;
--- The sponsor's W-2 forms for past three years;
- Copy of the applicant's passport, visas, and I-94;
- Documents showing the applicant's legal status after coming to the U.S., such as the applicant's I-797, I-20, IAP-66, where applicable; and
- Birth certificate.