My mother and U.S. citizen step father married when I was 15 years old. Can my step father file a petition for me?

Generally, if the stepparent/stepchild relationship was formed before a foreign national’s 18th birthday, the stepchild is a child for U.S. immigration purposes, and the stepparent can file a petition for the foreign national.

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The information appearing in these FAQ responses is not legal advice and is provided for general information purposes only. You should seek professional advice from an experienced immigration attorney regarding your specific inquiry and case before changing position.

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