Proving Eligibility when Petitioning a Child

Proving Eligibility when Petitioning a Child

Immediate Relative Visa for Children of American Citizens | U.S. Immigration

How does an American mother prove eligibility?

The U.S. citizen mother of the child being petitioned is required to submit a copy of the child’s birth certificate including the names of the mother, father, and child.

How does an American father prove eligibility for a child born in wedlock?

The U.S. citizen father of the child being petitioned is required to submit a copy of his marriage certificate to the child’s mother as well as the child’s birth certificate showing the names of the father and mother.

How does an American father prove eligibility for a child born out-of-wedlock?

A bona fide parent-child relationship must be presented in several forms when an American father petitions his child born out-of-wedlock. Strong evidence that he supported and showed parental interest to the son or daughter while the child was young include photographs of the family together, proof of financial support, tax returns claiming the child, and insurance statements claiming the child.

Manifestation of proof can sometimes be uncertain, therefore it is sensible to contact a U.S. immigration attorney in the Philippines for advices on derivative cases.