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Sample Relative Petition List (Brother/Sister of Adult U.S. Citizen)

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In order to initiate the immigrant visa process, the petitioner (Adult U.S. citizen) must file a petition on behalf of the beneficiary (brother/sister) with the USCIS.

The following is a sample list of the documentation required by the USCIS.

  1. Original Petition for Alien Relative (Form I-130) with filing fee ($420). Learn more about immigrant visa fees here.
  2. Original Biographic Information Sheet (Form G-325A) for brother/sister.
  3. Original Biographic Information Sheet (Form G-325A) for U.S. citizen.
  4. Proof of petitioner’s U.S. citizenship.
    i. Copy of certificate of naturalization OR
    ii. Copy of biographic page of U.S. passport OR
    iii. Copy of certificate of birth
  5. Two (2) color photographs (dimension of 2”x2”) of brother/sister.
  6. Two (2) color photographs (dimension of 2”x2”) of U.S. citizen.
  7. Proof of Relationship
    i. Copy of brother/sister’s birth certificate
    ii. Copy of U.S. citizen’s birth certificate
  8. Copy of marriage certificate of brother/sister’s parents.

*All foreign language documents must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

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