End-To-End IR-2 Child Visa Consulting and Assistance

Getting a Child Visa is the first most important step in reuniting your family in the U.S. But it doesn’t need to be stressful and complicated.

Find all the information, free tools (such as Income calculator or Eligibility assessment), as well as professional consulting and even lawyer on demand with Visaforfamily.com!

Do You Need an IR-2 Child Visa?

If you are a U.S. citizen and you are planning to bring your child(ren) from another country to live (and work) in the United States, you need to obtain an IR-2 visa for your child(ren). In case you want to bring to the U.S. a child that you adopted outside the U.S., you may do so through a different procedure.

To apply for this immigration visa, the foreign citizen (your child) must be sponsored by an immediate relative (you) who is at least 21 years of age and is a U.S. citizen.

If your child enters the United States on the IR-2 visa when they are under 18 years old, they will automatically acquire U.S. citizenship if they reside in the United States with their parents.

Are You Eligible for an IR-2 Child Visa?

Even though the IR-2 visa requirements are the same for all applications, the USCIS staff and the Consular officer might have additional requirements. We are here to carefully review your case and make sure you meet all the conditions.

As a petitioner, you must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen, live in the U.S. and have a valid U.S. address.
  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Have had legal custody of the child(ren) abroad for at least two years.
  • Have lived with the child for two years before applying for the visa.
  • Prove financial ability to support your child(ren) – meet the income requirement.
  • Both you and your child(ren) must prove your relationship through a valid birth certificate.

As a beneficiary, your child(ren) must:

  • Be a resident of a foreign country.
  • Be under 21 years old.
  • Be unmarried.
Petition Review

4 Hours


1-3 Weeks


3-5 Months

NVC Phase

3-6 Weeks

Embassy Phase

1-3 Months

Visa Granted

2-10 Days

How to Get an IR-2 Child Visa?

The IR-2 Child Visa process is complex and it usually takes between 4 to 10 months to go through the 3 steps listed below.
File your petition with the USCIS

In this initial step, you will need to gather all necessary documents and supporting evidence, fill in the Petition for Alien Relative and file it with the United States Citizenship & Immigration Service. We are here to help you from the very beginning and streamline the process.

National Visa Center Review

As soon as your Petition for Alien Relative is approved, your case is handed over to the National Visa Center for additional review. The NVC may require more information, or supporting evidence. Once the NVC determines that your application is compliant, it will be forwarded to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate closest to your child(ren)’s residence. We offer step-by-step support throughout the process.

Embassy Interview

Your child(ren) will need to fill in (each) the online immigrant visa application, schedule and attend a face-to-face interview with a consular officer. Prior to the interview, the applicant(s) will need to schedule and attend a medical examination. During the interview, your child(ren) will answer a series of questions regarding their relationship to you, to prove that their visa case is genuine. It usually takes 5 to 15 minutes. Since the applicant is a child, they may be accompanied by a caretaker. Your child(ren) might also be required to present more additional information. You will usually get a determination whether or not your visa is approved at the end of the interview. We’re here to support you along the way and boost your visa approval chances.

Save Time… and Money with Our Visa Assistance!

Personal consultant for determining your eligibility.
Dedicated assistance for gathering the documentation and filing your Petition for Alien Relative with the USCIS.
Expert review of all Government forms.
Medical examination assistance.
Embassy interview scheduling and preparation support.
24/7 Customer Support and expert advice.
Immigration lawyer consultation and review. *

Choose the best Child Visa Package for you

Child IR2 Basic


Services Included

Full Service

Filling Out All Forms

Discounts for Child and Other Services

Premium Lawyer Review

Priority Support

Child IR2 VIP


Services Included

Full Service

Filling Out All Forms

Discounts for Child and Other Services

Premium Lawyer Review

Priority Support

How we help?

Personal consultant for determining your eligibility

Initial overview of your personal backstory. Your personal consultant will offer advice and check if all the information needed for the Petition for Alien Relative is available.

Dedicated assistance for documentation gathering

Your dedicated Child Visa consultant reviews your entire file, including your personal backstory and proof of a genuine relationship.

Expert review of all Government forms

Unlimited Government forms assistance for one year. Prompt support, including contacting the USCIS, the National Visa Center, the Bureau of Consular Affairs, and the U.S. Embassy or Consulate to make sure we prevent common delays.

Medical examination assistance

Your foreign child(ren) will have to take a medical examination performed by an authorised panel physician from their country. We help you and your child find the authorised physician and provide all the necessary information for the medical examination.

Embassy interview scheduling and preparation

At the interview the Consular officer may ask for additional information, such as photographs and other proof that the relationship is genuine. Your dedicated Child visa expert will assist you and make sure you are ready for the Embassy interview.

24/7 Customer Support and expert advice

Reach out to our team and our friendly Child visa experts will answer all your questions and concerns regarding your application in the shortest time possible.

Immigration lawyer consultation and review.*

Our experienced U.S. immigration lawyers are here to help you save time and money with useful advice regarding the IR-2 Visa and any other unique needs and challenges you might have.

*Optional service for an additional cost of $149

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