Sponsoring Grandchildren For U.S. Citizenship
Grandparents play an important role in the lives of their grandchildren. This role is recognized in immigration law by allowing grandparents to sponsor grandchildren for citizenship under certain circumstances. As a family, you may have split time living in the United States and your home country in years past, and this can create complexities when considering immigration.
Stacer, PLC, is proud to help families from Michigan, Canada and around the world with their unique immigration needs. With more than 15 years of experience, attorney Andrew Stacer understands how the law can work to meet the needs of your family too.
What Are The Requirements For Sponsorship?
Although your family situation could be complex, there are straightforward rules when sponsoring grandchildren for U.S. citizenship, including all of the following:
- The child is under the age of 18
- The child and grandparent entered the U.S. legally
- The child has at least one parent who is a U.S. citizen
- The citizen parent has custody of the child
- The grandparent lived in the U.S. for at least five years, including two after turning 14
Many families choose to work with an attorney through this process because paperwork can span generations. You may find yourself looking back into old personal records like school report cards and newspaper clippings to prove these requirements, and our law firm is prepared to help you with this extensive search.
Secure The Future For Your Family
We understand that it is your family and your future at stake, and we approach every case with sensitivity and care. Talk to a skilled and experienced attorney today about how grandparent sponsorship of a grandchild can work for your family in the United States.