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Petition Parents and Affidavit of Support

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Hello,

 

I just passed my citizenship tests/interview, and was told to wait for the schedule of oath-taking. I'm planning on petitioning my parents to come here. I have questions:

 

1. How soon can I send the application to petition my parents after my oath-taking?

2. For the affidavit of support, my Aunt in California (I'm living in Kansas), is willing to co-sponsor for my parents, will that be possible? Or the co-sponsors should be in the same state I'm living in now?

 

Thank you so much! :)

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You can petition for your parents as soon as you get your citizenship certificate, which will be a required document when you apply for your parents.

 

For Affidavit of Support, co-sponsor can be from any state. There are no geographical restriction.


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----- CR1 Process -----

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11 hours ago, MissMae said:

1. How soon can I send the application to petition my parents after my oath-taking?

 

As soon as you have the citizenship certificate on hand. I sent my application in the same day I took the oath. I filled in the I-130 and have all the support documents ready. Then on the day of the oath, I leave the courthouse, make several copies of the citizenship certificate, include on with the I-130 application and sent it in. Then I went to send in my application for passport as well.

 

11 hours ago, MissMae said:

2. For the affidavit of support, my Aunt in California (I'm living in Kansas), is willing to co-sponsor for my parents, will that be possible? Or the co-sponsors should be in the same state I'm living in now?

Yes, she can be anywhere in the US.

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Few more questions! :)

 

I'm starting to gather requirements for the I-130 form (Petition for parents). Do I have to send my parents' original birth certificates and marriage certificate, and my original birth certificate? Or photocopies are okay?

 

Also, I read somewhere in forums that they had problems with their parents' marriage certificate or birth certificate I think, I'm wondering if I have to do or send anything extra for my parents from the Philippines?

 

Thank you!

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2 minutes ago, MissMae said:

Few more questions! :)

 

I'm starting to gather requirements for the I-130 form (Petition for parents). Do I have to send my parents' original birth certificates and marriage certificate, and my original birth certificate? Or photocopies are okay?

 

Also, I read somewhere in forums that they had problems with their parents' marriage certificate or birth certificate I think, I'm wondering if I have to do or send anything extra for my parents from the Philippines?

 

Thank you!

My wife just filed for her parents in the Philippines. 

 

Copies are fine for the I130 filing. 

 

We had issues with both parents birth certificates we wanted to get fixed before we filed since they need them for the passport. 

 

Mom's had her as Male. That took quite a long time to fix.  Dad's was missing a letter in the last name.  Neither required to file the I130 though. 

 

Good luck 

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I finally got my naturalization certificate!! Whooa! 

 

I just finished finalizing all the papers for my parents' petition. I'm trying to get them both, I know I need to apply for each of them and pay separate fees as well, however, can I just mail it in 1 mailing envelope? Or I should make it separate too and pay 2 different mails?

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