How can I fix my parents' papers so they can become US citizens? 8 Answers as of April 29, 2015I am currently 19 and I would like to get my parents their papers so they can travel. Can I start the process? What can I do to get started? What comes first? Their record is clean as is mine. I was born in California.
Frazier, Soloway & Poorak, P.C. | David Nabow Soloway
Generally, a U.S. citizen is able to petition for his parents to become Lawful Permanent Residents (to get "Green Cards"), and this is the first step for the parents, who then may apply to become naturalized citizens after they have been Permanent Residents for five years. The U.S. citizen child may not, however, proceed until he/she reaches age 21.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
World Esquire Law Firm | Aime Katambwe
The thirst thing you need to do is turn 21. It's only after you turn 21 that you can petition for your parents or anyone for that matter, unless you were to be petitioning your spouse. If that were the case then you can do it at age 18.
Answer Applies to: California