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DAPA Requirements | Eligibility
DAPA refers to Deferred Action for Parents of Adult Citizens or Green Card holders. Any citizen or Green Card holder that has been a US resident for the last 5 years with no serious criminal history is eligible for DAPA. You can obtain a social security card and a driver’s license once approved. DAPA is not a Green Card or Citizenship. It is only a 3 year work permit.
DAPA Requirements | Sponsoring a Family Member
As a New Jersey immigration attorney, I was asked by a client who recently became a citizen whether they can now start to sponsor their family. You have the eligibility to sponsor your spouse, children, adult children, and even siblings. Spouses and minor children can take up to six months, while married children cases can take up to seven years. Sibling sponsorships can take up to ten years. Have you recently become a U.S. citizen and wish to sponsor your family? Contact our experienced New Jersey immigration attorney for guidance.
DAPA Requirements | Sponsoring Your Parents
As a New Jersey Immigration Attorney, I am often asked once someone gains their Green Card if they can sponsor their parents. You must become a U.S. Citizen in order to sponsor your parents. As a Green Card holder, you can sponsor your spouse, minor children, or unmarried adult children. It can take a year and a half to sponsor a spouse, and over seven years for unmarried adult children. You will be able to file for U.S. citizenship once you have had your Green Card for five years.
Do you want to sponsor your immigrant parents if you became a Green Card holder? Contact our experienced New Jersey Immigration Attorney to guide you.