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Hi all. I wanted to run this question by the forum before looking for professional assistance (if required).

My mother (Dominican and living in Dom Rep) was petitioned by her sister in 2007 to become a resident. I recently became a US citizen and I wonder how I can use my current status to speed up her process since cases were US citizens file for siblings may take 10 years, whereas if I petition her it can take 6-12 months if I'm not mistaken.

1. Does she have to stop her current application so I can start a new one now as a son filing for a parent?

2. Is there a way to add me to her application process so my current US citizen status can accelerate things out while leaving the existing application by her sister (my aunt) in place?

Any other options?

Thank you for your time and advice!

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It will almost certainly be faster if you file now, regardless of the other sibling petition in-process.

File an I-130 for your mother, and she should hopefully receive her immigrant visa around a year from now.

You do not have to withdraw the petition already submitted, as multiple petitions can be filed for the same beneficiary.

There is nothing you can do with regards to the existing petition; it's best to just forget about it. It won't hurt anything.

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You can't combine petitions or add your name to the exisiting one, but as mentioned above, you can file a second petition for her, pay all the fees etc and she should get here in a year or so. No need to withdraw the sibling one, just in case, let it run.


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