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  • Can a refugee apply for a relative in the US?

  • Refugees and Asylees, or Lawful Permanent Residents who entered the United States as a refugee or asylee, may apply for relatives to join them using the I-730 Relative/Asylee Relative Petition. (Naturalized citizens may file an I-130 Petition for Alien Relative for relatives to join them in the U.S.)

  • How can I get refugee status for my child?

  • Your child had to be conceived (this means the mother was already pregnant) or born before you entered as a refugee or were granted asylum. See the Application Procedures: Getting Derivative Refugee or Asylum Status for your Child page for more information.

  • What does it mean to be a direct refugee?

  • This means that you were granted refugee or asylee status directly and did not obtain it through a relative. You entered the United States as a refugee within the past 2 years or were granted asylum within the past 2 years.

  • When to file an affidavit of relationship as a refugee?

  • You could file an Affidavit of Relationship within five years of your admission as a refugee or asylee in the U.S. You could file a Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, if and when you become a green-card holder or U.S. citizen; or if appropriate, a Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fianc (e), after you become a U.S. citizen.

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