Will a change in my marital status affect my I-130 sponsorship? 12 Answers as of January 06, 2011

If I divorce now will that affect my I-130 application to sponsor my parents?

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Pacifica Legal Services
Pacifica Legal Services | Floyd Fernandez
If you have already received your permanent legal residency visa, and your conditions were removed after you had received conditional residency two years before, after your marriage, you can continue with your sponsorship of your parents in the I-130 petition. Call or e-mail for further consultation if there are further problems and questions. Best to you.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/6/2011
Feldman Feldman & Associates, PC
Feldman Feldman & Associates, PC | Lynne Feldman
Only U.S. citizens may sponsor their parents. Even if your green card was originally obtained through your spouse there is no immigration reason you cannot get a divorce if this is what you both want.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/21/2010
William C. Gosnell, Attorney at Law
William C. Gosnell, Attorney at Law | William C. Gosnell
No it will not affect your sponsorship.
Answer Applies to: Tennessee
Replied: 12/21/2010
Law Office of Michael E. Hendrickson
Law Office of Michael E. Hendrickson | Michael E. Hendrickson
No, should have no effect whatsoever.
Answer Applies to: Virginia
Replied: 12/20/2010
Pauly P.A.
Pauly P.A. | Clemens W. Pauly
Your can only petition for your parents if you are a U.S. citizen and your marital status has no impact on that petition. So whether or not you are married or divorced is irrelevant for this petition.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 12/20/2010
    Law Office of Immigration & International Trade Law
    Law Office of Immigration & International Trade Law | Linda Liang
    No, it will not. Good luck!
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 12/20/2010
    Calderón Seguin PLC
    Calderón Seguin PLC | Ofelia L. Calderon
    I do not understand this question. Are you the beneficiary of a petition? OR are you filing a petition on behalf of your parents? If you are a US citizen filing on behalf of your parents, which are the only people who can file on behalf of their parents, then a divorce changes nothing. If you are the beneficiary of a petition, then yes, a divorce would change everything.
    Answer Applies to: Virginia
    Replied: 12/20/2010
    Fletcher, Tilton & Whipple, PC
    Fletcher, Tilton & Whipple, PC | Kirk A. Carter
    No. So long as they are your parents and you are a citizen, a change in your marital status is irrelevant.
    Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
    Replied: 12/20/2010
    Law Office of Baoqin Wang
    Law Office of Baoqin Wang | Baoqin Wang
    Divorce itself will not affect your ability to sponsor your parent's immigration.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 12/20/2010
    The Vega Law Firm
    The Vega Law Firm | Linda Vega
    No it will not.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 12/20/2010
    Marie Michaud Attorney At Law
    Marie Michaud Attorney At Law | Marie Michaud
    If you file for your parents, this means you are already a US citizen. it doesn't matter that you are single, divorce or married.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 12/20/2010
    441 Legal Group, Inc.
    441 Legal Group, Inc. | Gareth H. Bullock
    No it will not only if it had been the other way where they were filing for you would your marital status affect anything.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 12/20/2010
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