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I-130 Processing time for Siblings.

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Good day all,

I just submitted my N-400 for Naturalization, and should be done with all of it by the end of the year. I am petitioning my parents right after I take my Oath Ceremony.

My parents visa should take 5-9 months ( from what I hear), and I am making them to petition for my 15 year old sister., but my problem is my brother. He will be over 21 after this year. If I wait for my parents to immigrate first then petition for him he will have to wait forever for the visa to be available for him ( He will be over 21 years old).

So my question is, How long will it take if I ( his sister, will be a US citizen before his 21st birthday) petition for him before his 21st bday?. Will the time process time be shorter than If I wait for my parents to petition him as an unmarried child over 21?

What is the processing time for a US citizen petitioning for siblings under 21 and over 21?

I am just trying to weigh in the process time for my brother.

Thanks all so much in advance!

Edited by Reynizzle

IR-5 Timeline (Petitioning both of my parents from Philippines)

1/14/2017 - Mailed Petition to Chicago Lockbox 

1/18/2017 - Petition Received

1/25/2017 - Received text and email notification that case was accepted and routed to Texas Service Center

1/27/2017 - Check cashed and received NOA1 in the mail

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Leaving semantics to one side, it does not make any difference as to how old a sibling is, just the !new category.

What does make a difference is the country involved.


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hi

siblings age isn't relevant, under 21, over 21, married, unmarried, there is only one category for siblings

you don't say what country is he from, but the petition will take over 12 years

Thank you.

He will be from the philippines.

So it will take 12 years if I'm the one to petition my brother., but how about if my parents is the one to petition him as a permanent resident? how long do you think it will take?


IR-5 Timeline (Petitioning both of my parents from Philippines)

1/14/2017 - Mailed Petition to Chicago Lockbox 

1/18/2017 - Petition Received

1/25/2017 - Received text and email notification that case was accepted and routed to Texas Service Center

1/27/2017 - Check cashed and received NOA1 in the mail

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25 years as a sibling.

Maybe half that through your parents.


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25 years as a sibling.

Maybe half that through your parents.

25 years? That is really long.


IR-5 Timeline (Petitioning both of my parents from Philippines)

1/14/2017 - Mailed Petition to Chicago Lockbox 

1/18/2017 - Petition Received

1/25/2017 - Received text and email notification that case was accepted and routed to Texas Service Center

1/27/2017 - Check cashed and received NOA1 in the mail

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If your parents petition for him, it'll be 10 years of waiting. He must remain single the whole time. Marriage will void the petition.

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If your parents petition for him, it'll be 10 years of waiting. He must remain single the whole time. Marriage will void the petition.

Thank you. How about for my sister that is married? Do you know the waiting time?


IR-5 Timeline (Petitioning both of my parents from Philippines)

1/14/2017 - Mailed Petition to Chicago Lockbox 

1/18/2017 - Petition Received

1/25/2017 - Received text and email notification that case was accepted and routed to Texas Service Center

1/27/2017 - Check cashed and received NOA1 in the mail

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LPR can not petition married children.


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LPR can not petition married children.

Yes. I know that.

I said that above that I will petition right after I take my Oath.


IR-5 Timeline (Petitioning both of my parents from Philippines)

1/14/2017 - Mailed Petition to Chicago Lockbox 

1/18/2017 - Petition Received

1/25/2017 - Received text and email notification that case was accepted and routed to Texas Service Center

1/27/2017 - Check cashed and received NOA1 in the mail

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Thank you. How about for my sister that is married? Do you know the waiting time?

LPRs can not petition married children. This is why your brother has to stay unmarried when petitioned by an LPR parent. Marriage automatically voids the petition.

Yes. I know that.

I said that above that I will petition right after I take my Oath.

25 years for a sibling. Boiler already gave you this information. Edited by aaron2020

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It's 25 years for a sibling, not 12.

Yes. I know that now. Someone commented the over 12 years. That is why I am trying to see which one's which.

I am petitioning for my married sister, and I am making my parents to petition for my unmarried younger brother and sister who is under 21.

Edited by Reynizzle

IR-5 Timeline (Petitioning both of my parents from Philippines)

1/14/2017 - Mailed Petition to Chicago Lockbox 

1/18/2017 - Petition Received

1/25/2017 - Received text and email notification that case was accepted and routed to Texas Service Center

1/27/2017 - Check cashed and received NOA1 in the mail

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Yes. I know that now. Someone commented the over 12 years. That is why I am trying to see which one's which.

I am petitioning for my married sister, and I am making my parents to petition for my unmarried younger brother and sister who is under 21.

All your options and current timing are all highlighted here:

http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin/2015/visa-bulletin-for-february-2015.html

Find all the family visa preferences that apply and look at the priority dates. Those are the dates that are currently

being processed so some are a decade or more behind.

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