U.S. Visa for Adopted Children
U.S. Visa for Adopted Children. You would need to make sure the adoption is final before she turns 16, or immigration will not be available to help her. It is a bit unclear from your question, but if you have been physically living with her for 11 years, you would meet the requirement of physically living with her for 2 years. Making money is a different issue. You will need a joint sponsor. If the child you adopted or intend to adopt in the United States is residing abroad, the child will need an immigrant visa to enter the United States. Visas are issued by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) at the embassy or consulate in the foreign country where your child resides. If approved, the adopted child will receive a Certificate of Citizenship. The child will receive a Green Card by mail.