If you are a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (“green card”
holder) who wants to bring a relative to the U.S. on a “family preference”
visa, you don’t need to file a separate “I-130” visa petition for any
children your relative has – you can just list the names of the children on
the I-130 that you’re filing for your relative.
The child is a “derivative” — someone who derives his or her ability to
immigrate from someone else, without the need to apply separately.
After the I-130 is approved, each family member must apply for