Get green card for parents as a US citizen


Step 1: Read overview and brochure
Step 2: Get supporting documents - here's the list of accepted types for Nepal
Step 3: Fill I-130 using these instructions
Step 4: Mail application using these instructions

Rough Timeline:
Month 0: Submit I-130
Month 1: NOA1 (Receipt)
Month 8: NOA2 (Approval)
Month 14: Interview

Steps for consular processing:

  • Check your eligibility
  • Check your parents eligibility
  • File I-130
  • NOA1: Wait to get I-797C (receipt of the I-130)
  • Pay fees
  • File DS-260 along with supporting documents
  • Parents do biometrics, medical appointment, and interview
  • Wait to get passport with "Immediate Relative Immigrant Visa" (IR-5) and a sealed envelope (can take up to 3 weeks), do not open it
  • After arrival in the US pay a fee to get the physical green cards in the mail

- visajourney list of supporting documents
- Get travel record history and latest I-94

US Embassy Nepal contact info:
- Ph# 4234000
- The service center can be reached in Nepal by phone at 1-800-091-0114 from 8:00am to 8:00pm Monday-Friday. Callers from the United States can also reach the service center at (703) 988-3428
- Email: If, and only if, your question is specific to your case and is not a general inquiry, please contact the U.S. Embassy at

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  • 9 months ago by vince