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Filed: Country: Philippines
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My brother (LPR) came to the US without his only child (minor, she is 16 yo. now). He filed a I 130, but didnt realize that there is a Follow to Join benefit. It has been 3 years and no status yet. He received a Notice, but it was very vagu and the petition is still pending. How can we expedite this petition to get his only child. Please advise.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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Did brother come to USA by a spousal visa? If they married a US Citizen before child's 18th birthday, the the US Citizen should file the I-130 as a step-parent.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia
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My brother (LPR) came to the US without his only child (minor, she is 16 yo. now). He filed a I 130, but didnt realize that there is a Follow to Join benefit. It has been 3 years and no status yet. He received a Notice, but it was very vagu and the petition is still pending. How can we expedite this petition to get his only child. Please advise.

The Follow to Join benefit has to be processed at the time his original I-130 was processed. Then they have 1 year after his visa was granted to make an interview appointment at the embassy for the child that will join him at a later date.

If he filed on his own as an LPR after he arrived in the States, it will take years for the child's petition to be approved. But if his wife files as a step-parent as YuAndDan suggested, it shouldn't take that long.

Diana


CR-1

02/05/07 - I-130 sent to NSC

05/03/07 - NOA2

05/10/07 - NVC receives petition, case # assigned

08/08/07 - Case Complete

09/27/07 - Interview, visa granted

10/02/07 - POE

11/16/07 - Received green card and Welcome to America letter in the mail

Removing Conditions

07/06/09 - I-751 sent to CSC

08/14/09 - Biometrics

09/27/09 - Approved

10/01/09 - Received 10 year green card

U.S. Citizenship

03/30/11 - N-400 sent via Priority Mail w/ delivery confirmation

05/12/11 - Biometrics

07/20/11 - Interview - passed

07/20/11 - Oath ceremony - same day as interview

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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My brother (LPR) came to the US without his only child (minor, she is 16 yo. now). He filed a I 130, but didnt realize that there is a Follow to Join benefit. It has been 3 years and no status yet. He received a Notice, but it was very vagu and the petition is still pending. How can we expedite this petition to get his only child. Please advise.

The Follow to Join benefit has to be processed at the time his original I-130 was processed. Then they have 1 year after his visa was granted to make an interview appointment at the embassy for the child that will join him at a later date.

If he filed on his own as an LPR after he arrived in the States, it will take years for the child's petition to be approved. But if his wife files as a step-parent as YuAndDan suggested, it shouldn't take that long.

Diana

Isn't follow-to-join a "K" visa benefit only?


YMMV

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