As a newly naturalized U.S.
Citizen, can I self-petition for my family members in my home country
without hiring a lawyer?
It is always possible to
work by yourself to file a family-based petition or application to
sponsor a qualifying relative for the Green Card. Family-based
immigrant petitions allow U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents
(LPRs) to petition for immigration benefits for certain qualifying
family members. You can self-prepares many petitions for immediate
relatives of U.S. citizens and "preference" relatives of both U.S.
citizens and permanent residents.
The filing of family-based petitions allows the qualifying family
member to apply for Green Card. This Green Card filing is sometimes
permitted as a concurrent filing with the family petition, and
sometimes the qualifying relative must wait for many years. The
procedures for these filings, and the timelines for eligibility, are
discussed in our web site, and our Complete-Do-It-Self packages will
help you the whole process. In such family-based cases there is no