How Can I Include My Spouse and Kids in a Green Card Application?
As a Morristown, NJ Immigration Attorney, I had a question from one of our clients who has a family and they’re being sponsored. They were very interested to know if their spouse and children could be included in their Green Card application. My general answer is yes; your spouse and minor children can almost always be included in your Green Card application. Normally, they are usually not included. You are considered the principal beneficiary and after your initial application is approved, then your spouse and children can be named as derivative beneficiaries.
If they are in the US then they will be included in your final processing for your Green Card and if they are abroad you will process for them after you have obtained your Green Card. It is very important to bring up all issues regarding family to your immigration attorney right from the beginning because the timing of the ages of your children is critical. Many times if they are over 21, they will be excluded from your application.
This informational blog post was brought to you by Susan Scheer, an experienced Morristown, New Jersey Green Card Immigration Lawyer.