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Can I apply for green card for my parents while I live outside of the US?

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Hello,

I'm becoming a US citizen within 6 months or so and we might be relocating to another country due to work, however I wanted to know if I could apply for a green card for my parents while I live in another country?

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hi

no, the reason for petitioning family members if for reunification, if you don't live in the US, there is no reunification

you can file the i130 from another country, but you have to send the affidavit of support, have a physical address in the US

plus why would they want to live here if your not here?

if you plan to return to the US, then file for them

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No-ish; you can file the paperwork while you are abroad, but as mentioned by aleful, the visa is for family re-unification, so your parents will not be issued a visa unless you are back in the USA before or at the same time as them.


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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