IR-5 (Parent of a US Citizen)

IR-5 (Parent of a US Citizen)
You may be eligible to apply for a green card if you are a parent of a U.S. citizen who is over the age of 21.



• Proof of your child’s US citizenship
• Proof of your relationship with your child.



Stage 1
: Collecting Evidence        
Stage 2: Submit Petition to USCIS        
Stage 3: Fingerprint        
Stage 4: Interview        
Stage 5: Approval



Stage 1 to Stage 2: about 3 weeks
Stage 2 to Stage 3: about 1-2 months
Stage 3 to Stage 4: about 2-3 months
Stage 4 to Stage 5: about 1-2 months or on the same day


A. Under this category, you have special immigration priority and do not have to wait in line for a visa number to become available for the parents to immigrate because there are unlimited numbers of visas for this category.
B. If you are currently outside the United States and are an immediate relative of a US citizen, you can become a permanent resident through consular processing. You may then travel on the visa and will officially become a permanent resident when admitted at a US port of entry. The Department of State will notify you when you are eligible to apply for an immigrant visa. If you do not apply for an immigrant visa within one year following the notification from the Department of State, your petition may be terminated.

Siyuan Chang