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Filling out I-485 for my minor children -

#1 OKflyboy

OKflyboy

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 03:50 PM

Hi guys! Been a long time since I posted anything on this forum.

We've been fighting through this immigration stuff together in the US for 4 years now. We're finally (hopefully) almost done.

Here's the situation:

I filed an I-130 for my wife, then a K3 Visa for my wife, and K4s for her two (adopted) children. I did not know at that time that I had to file I-130s for the children too as I (mistakenly) believed that since my sons' K4s were derivative of my wife's K3, then their I-130s would be too. We of course, soon learned that was false, but not before USCIS did their astronomical rate hike a couple of years back, and were forced to wait and save our pennies in order to afford the new ridiculously high fees associated with I-130 and then I-485 applications for both children. We filed I-130s last year, and are now ready to file the I-485s.

As we were filling out the applications we came upon a few stumbling blocks.

1st - The children are adopted by my wife, and their re-issued birth certificates list no father (we began the process of adoption stateside, but that is another story), so - what do we put in the "Father" field of the application. Although they do not know it, I am not their father and so I cannot legally put myself there.

2nd - Who signs the portion of the form that says "I authorize the release of information" etc etc, as its obviously meant for the adult immigrant to sign, but since my children are minors, we're not sure if they're are supposed to sign (doubtful) or if I'm supposed to sign.


Thanks again!

Ara

Edited by OKflyboy, 01 May 2010 - 03:51 PM.

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Ara & Anya - Tucson, Arizona

IR-5 for my (Anya's) mother
 

I-130
00 Filed: 03/08/2013

536 POE: 08/26/2014

 

Father

00 I-130 mailed to Phoenix Lockbox: 05/28/2014

07 NOA-1 received in the mail: Priority date is 05/29/2014: 06/04/2014

 

Brother (7 years old, A2A through LPR mother)

I-130

00 Filed: 09/12/2014

03 Petition accepted at California Service Center, NOA-1 mailed: 09/15/2014

07 NOA-1 received; Priority date is 09/15/2014: 09/19/2014


#2 payxibka

payxibka

    Supreme Member



Posted 01 May 2010 - 05:09 PM

Father = Unknown

Mom can sign on behalf of a minor child
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YMMV

#3 OKflyboy

OKflyboy

    Platinum Member



Posted 01 May 2010 - 08:51 PM

Awesome, thank you!
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Ara & Anya - Tucson, Arizona

IR-5 for my (Anya's) mother
 

I-130
00 Filed: 03/08/2013

536 POE: 08/26/2014

 

Father

00 I-130 mailed to Phoenix Lockbox: 05/28/2014

07 NOA-1 received in the mail: Priority date is 05/29/2014: 06/04/2014

 

Brother (7 years old, A2A through LPR mother)

I-130

00 Filed: 09/12/2014

03 Petition accepted at California Service Center, NOA-1 mailed: 09/15/2014

07 NOA-1 received; Priority date is 09/15/2014: 09/19/2014




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