Immigration Law Questions? Ask an Immigration Lawyer.
Good afternoon, I am an Immigration Law attorney and former Prosecutor for the State Attorney's Office, and I'll be answering your questions today. Keep in mind this is for informational purposes only and we do not have an attorney-client relationship. Please allow me just a few minutes to review your question, thank you!
Congratulations on your new addition!
Yes, you can sponsor your husband to receive his permanent residency/ green card, then he can later naturalize to a US citizen as well.
In order to petition for your husband's permanent residency you'll need to submit USCIS Form I-130.
The processing time for this petition ranges between 6-15 months, however you can also file a K3 visa petition to have him join you here in the US while awaiting approval of the I-130.
Here is a link to USCIS with the forms and instructions:https://www.uscis.gov/family/family-us-citizens/spouse/bringing-spouses-live-united-states-permanent-residents
I hope that helps!Please let me know if you have any other questions. Also, please take a moment to rate me using the stars at the top of the page, as it's the only way experts are compensated for our time on the site. I do not receive a salary here at JustAnswer, and am only compensated for my time after receiving a rating of 3 stars or more (5 stars are always appreciated). The question won't close after rating, so you can still ask follow-up questions after. Thanks, ***** ***** it!
You don't need to be in the US when you file, but you will also need to establish that you do maintain US residency and will intend to reside in the US with your husband.
I understand you've been living in Peru, but there are some other way for establishing US residency for immigration purposes.
These include maintaining a permanent address in the US, whether this is at a home or property you own, and/ or maintaining US bank accounts, checking or saving.
I hope that helps! Let me know if you still have any questions!
Please remember to leave a positive rating for me, 5 stars are always appreciated, thanks!
Hi! Just checking in to see if you have any more questions? I hope I was able to address all of your concerns. Please let me know, I'm here to help. Thanks!