At the session, EILS and Ceiba will share information about the eligibility requirements and application process for Lawful Permanent Residents and US citizens to petition family members.
US citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents may petition for ‘immediate relatives’ to legally immigrate to the United States through either a visa or Permanent Residency. Immigration law defines ‘immediate relative’ as:
• Child, unmarried and under age 21
• Parent, if the petitioner is age 21 or over
• Sibling, if the petitioner is 21 or over
• A fiancé(e) residing outside the United States and children of fiancé(e) under 21
• Children of spouse, unmarried and under 21
A Lawful Permanent Resident may only petition for his/her spouse and unmarried children.
After the information session, EILS, Ceiba, and a team of trained volunteers will perform immigration legal screenings for individuals who wish to petition family members.
The event will take place at Ceiba, located at 174 Diamond St., Philadelphia PA 19122.
“At the screening, we will also provide information regarding financial assistance to pay for the cost of applying for immigration relief,” expressed Taylor De La Pena, Ceiba Program Coordinator.
For more information and to register for the session, call 215-634-7245.