I am a F-1 student visa holder in America. What is step by step process to sponsor my parent in USA?

I hold F-1 student visa in America. Please give me all possible ways.

Asked on March 9, 2019 under Immigration Law, Alaska

Answers:

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Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

To sponsor your parents to the US as what?  To visit?  To immigrate?  If they are looking to visit, there is no s ponsorship needed.  They simply need to apply for a visitor's visa with the US Consulate in their home country and provide evidence of strong ties to their home country such that they would not be considered a flight risk.  To sponsor them for permanent residence you are not able to do while a F-1 student; you must be a US citizen in order to be able to petition parents for permanent residence.


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