I posted a new topic days ago for someone else and I was curious about their situation. But this time, I need help for myself and sister. My sister and I are planning to petition our parents, we are both US citizens now. My sister is working rightnow and her husband has a good pay job. So, My sister will be the one sponsoring or petitioning our parents and If Gods willing , our parents will stay in my sisters home. Now, im helping my sister to do a research about petitioning. Hopefully, we can send the application next month, October 2018. The problem is, I am confused while reading other posts that they are talking another kind of form like I-864, i-864 a.
My sister is working but her income is not enough to petition our parents based on the income requirement. So, my sister will add her husbands income so she can support our parents. Her husband doesnt know what to do and besides he is busy. So, he told my sister to take care of the application and do research. They filed their taxes jointly. My sister naturalized or just became US citizen 3 weeks ago. And she will update her sss Tomorrow Friday then by next month hopefully she can send the application to petition our parents. Our dad is 72 years old and our mom is 65 years old. They will stay in my sisters home . My suggestion to my sister that before she send the application, we need our parents to be fully checked up by the doctor so we can know their health status before petitioning them
My questions are:
1. Why other people mentioning Ds 260, i-864 and there are other name of forms that I forgot. I thought My sister will only use I-f 130 form. I am scared to make mistakes and lost the over thousand of dollars for the application.
2. What are the step by step procedures to petition our parents?
3. What are kinds of form we need to fill out aside from I-130?
4. How much income they need so they can petition our parents?
Please help us, so we can start the application soon and bring our parents here while they are physically strong and healthy. I am not sure, if my parents want to be a citizen someday. They are old now, and most of my siblings are living in the Philippines. My father is only excited about to touch a snow, and see america, 😊 but of course to see their grandchildren here and meet their son in laws family. I need help and advices . Thank you in advance for all advices and suggestions.
Edited by menchie, 20 September 2018 - 11:24 PM.