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Visas 92/Form I-730

Processing family members of asylees

Form I-730 is used by an alien who has been admitted as a refugee under section 207 of the Act, or granted asylee status under section 208 of the Act, to bring a spouse or child to the United States as a derivative refugee or asylee.  Such applications are processed at this Office only through appointment.

The applicants are scheduled for an interview and are usually required to submit the following documentation in order to process them for derivative immigration status: 

  1. Passport (s) for each and every family member
  2. Original Marriage Certificate/Marriage Photographs Album (if married)
  3. Original Birth Certificates, School record, School Board Certificates (Requires English Translation, if applicable)
  4. Medical Examination report(s) completed from either of the Embassy approved physicians
  5. 8-front view and 2-side view passport size photos-COLORED ONLY
  6. Ration Card (both old & new with English translation, if applicable)
  7. Old Family photographs (as much as possible); Correspondence/recent photographs from the Petitioner
  8. Original Voter list/Voter’s I.D. card (if applicable/available)
  9. Current address, phone no. and photographs of petitioners
  10. Form G-325, to be filled out for each applicant
  11. Form I-590, to be filled out for each applicant

If the applicants are not fluent in Hindi, Punjabi or English language, they must arrange to bring an interpreter of their choice who is fluent in at least one of afore-mentioned languages to act as a translator during their interview.

The applicants are required to bring photocopies of all original documents.  No fee is required or charged to process Form I-730 applications at this Office. 

Upon completion of all requirements, the applicants are issued Transportation Letter by this Office to facilitate their entry into the United States