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I wonder how easy it is for a US citizen to bring her son to the US? I am asking this because I will soon be married to a foreign woman, and I am thinking that she can bring her son later after she becomes a US citizen since her son does want to stay back and finish his career in his native country. Is this option to hard? Does it take to long to process her son's visa at a later time when he may be 21 or older?

Thanks in advance.


Pat's Husband

K-1 visa

Bogotá, Colombia

Interview Date :............2008-05-15, VISA APPROVED

Visa Received :.............2008-05-20

U.S.A.

POE Date :..................2008-08-30 Saturday, Miami FL (awful - more than 5 hours)

Wedding Date : .............2008-09-11 Thursday

AOS:

Interview Appt:.............2009-02-05

GC approved:................2009-02-05

GC arrived:.................2009-02-17 (END)

GC expires:.................2011-02-05**

Removing of conditions (ROC):

ROC will be filed with:.....CSC

ROC filing date:............2010-11-13 (ACTUAL SENDING DATE, SATURDAY)

ROC filing received by CSC..2010-11-15 (CONFIRMED VIA EMAIL)

ROC check cashed by CSC.....2010-11-17

ROC NOA date received:......2010-11-20

ROC NOA date printed:.......2010-11-15

ROC RFE dates(if any):......(none so far)

ROC Bio Appt Date(if any):..2010-12-22

ROC Interview Date(if any):.None

ROC GC approved Date:.......2011-02-16

ROC GC received Date:.......2011-02-22 (END)

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i believe for a child over 21, the current wait is 5 years if you are filing an I-130

do it before the kid reaches 21 and it is only months, not years.

Thanks, but her kid turns 19 in june, and 3 years to become US citizen makes him 22 or 23. He is included in her K-1, but I did not submit all the documents for a K-2 visa. Besides, economically I am not in a position to bring him now, and to bring him within a year with a K-2 will not be convenient for him since he wants to finish his career in his country.

I don't know what to do, for her mom wants him to come to the US at some point in the future, but I don't know if she will want to wait that long. Assuming that she start his visa petition at 23 plus 5 years, he will be 28 years old. I came to this country when I was 28, and I was able to learn the language and have a career.

When she comes here, we can talk about this to see what she thinks. Then, I will know what we both can do. Thanks again.


Pat's Husband

K-1 visa

Bogotá, Colombia

Interview Date :............2008-05-15, VISA APPROVED

Visa Received :.............2008-05-20

U.S.A.

POE Date :..................2008-08-30 Saturday, Miami FL (awful - more than 5 hours)

Wedding Date : .............2008-09-11 Thursday

AOS:

Interview Appt:.............2009-02-05

GC approved:................2009-02-05

GC arrived:.................2009-02-17 (END)

GC expires:.................2011-02-05**

Removing of conditions (ROC):

ROC will be filed with:.....CSC

ROC filing date:............2010-11-13 (ACTUAL SENDING DATE, SATURDAY)

ROC filing received by CSC..2010-11-15 (CONFIRMED VIA EMAIL)

ROC check cashed by CSC.....2010-11-17

ROC NOA date received:......2010-11-20

ROC NOA date printed:.......2010-11-15

ROC RFE dates(if any):......(none so far)

ROC Bio Appt Date(if any):..2010-12-22

ROC Interview Date(if any):.None

ROC GC approved Date:.......2011-02-16

ROC GC received Date:.......2011-02-22 (END)

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I wonder how easy it is for a US citizen to bring her son to the US? I am asking this because I will soon be married to a foreign woman, and I am thinking that she can bring her son later after she becomes a US citizen since her son does want to stay back and finish his career in his native country. Is this option to hard? Does it take to long to process her son's visa at a later time when he may be 21 or older?

Thanks in advance.

I suggest when you are married, you should file an I-130 and claim him as your step child. Because once he is over 21 the wait can be 5+ years and even longer if he gets married. I'd rather spend some money and have an approved petition in hand than regret not filing for him when he is already ove 21.

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I wonder how easy it is for a US citizen to bring her son to the US? I am asking this because I will soon be married to a foreign woman, and I am thinking that she can bring her son later after she becomes a US citizen since her son does want to stay back and finish his career in his native country. Is this option to hard? Does it take to long to process her son's visa at a later time when he may be 21 or older?

Thanks in advance.

I suggest when you are married, you should file an I-130 and claim him as your step child. Because once he is over 21 the wait can be 5+ years and even longer if he gets married. I'd rather spend some money and have an approved petition in hand than regret not filing for him when he is already ove 21.

VisaGenie,

What kind of petition will I be filing with the I-130? By the way, I was talking with his mother (my fiancee) today about this, and she think that my next year, I should file the K-2 for him to bring him here before 21 even if our financial situation is not so desirable. Let me remind you here that his name is in the original K-1 petition, but we (mostly me in agreement with his mom, my fiancee) decided no to get his K-2 visa together with her K-1, and now I am confused about what I need to do to "acitivate" a K-2 visa a year from, say August 30, 2008. Does she has to do something at her interview to let the embassy know that her son will follow her at a later time? One thing we did was to fill out the DS-230 and any other document stating her son's name and the fact that we want him to follow her mom but without an specific later date. Now I know she wants him to follow her within a year or so and before he turns 21.

I'd apprciate any help here, and thanks, and God bless.


Pat's Husband

K-1 visa

Bogotá, Colombia

Interview Date :............2008-05-15, VISA APPROVED

Visa Received :.............2008-05-20

U.S.A.

POE Date :..................2008-08-30 Saturday, Miami FL (awful - more than 5 hours)

Wedding Date : .............2008-09-11 Thursday

AOS:

Interview Appt:.............2009-02-05

GC approved:................2009-02-05

GC arrived:.................2009-02-17 (END)

GC expires:.................2011-02-05**

Removing of conditions (ROC):

ROC will be filed with:.....CSC

ROC filing date:............2010-11-13 (ACTUAL SENDING DATE, SATURDAY)

ROC filing received by CSC..2010-11-15 (CONFIRMED VIA EMAIL)

ROC check cashed by CSC.....2010-11-17

ROC NOA date received:......2010-11-20

ROC NOA date printed:.......2010-11-15

ROC RFE dates(if any):......(none so far)

ROC Bio Appt Date(if any):..2010-12-22

ROC Interview Date(if any):.None

ROC GC approved Date:.......2011-02-16

ROC GC received Date:.......2011-02-22 (END)

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