The Petitioner Signs the Petition

It’s Not Always the Man Who Should Sign

A young woman who was a lawful permanent resident petitioned for her foreign national husband. The petition was approved, and then they had to wait years before they could finally apply for permanent residence for him.

They were so happy as they went into that interview. The application was denied, and the petition revoked. They had been instructed by the person advising them that the foreign husband sign the petition, because, “he’s the man, so he signs.” Well, actually, the petitioner signs the petition (really!). Because the wrong person signed the petition, it wasn’t valid; they lost everything, and had to start over.