If you plan to immigrate to the United States with your children, or to have your children join you in the United States later, you must prove that your children are:
Note: Separate immigrant visa petitions must be filed for children of United States citizens.
If any of the applicant’s children will turn 21 within 60 days, please contact the National Visa Center immediately.
Note: If visas are available in your visa category before your child's birthday, the NVC may be able to expedite your case so that you and your child can immigrate together. Unfortunately, if visas are not available before the child's birthday, the NVC cannot expedite the case.
If you fail to notify the NVC that your child will soon turn 21, your child could become ineligible to immigrate with you. If your child cannot immigrate with you because of their age, then a separate petition will need to be filed for your child and there may be a significant delay before your child becomes eligible for a visa.