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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

My friend is a green card holder who has already applied for citizenship and is almost done the process.

He wants to know if he can apply for his father to get permanent residency for the USA.

Based on my research, he can. Am I right ?

Does he just file a regular I-130 for his father as soon as he gets his citizenship ?

Any idea how long this process is currently taking if done from Florida ?

Father's place of birth is India.

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I-129f K3 Timeline

K3 APPROVED in Montreal, Canada on 03/03/2005

Moved to USA with K3 on 03/15/2005

I-130 / IR-1 Timeline

I-130 filed to TSC with NOA1 on 04/28/2004

I-130 transferred from TSC to CSC 10/22/2004

I-130 received at CSC 11/04/2004

I-130 APPROVED 12/02/2004

NOA2 received on 12/03/2004

Case transferred to NVC on 12/13/2004

Received DS-3032 and I864 Fee bill from NVC on 12/27/2004

Waiting to meet I-864 requirements

Contacted NVC for a new DS-3032 and I-864 fee bill on 10/17/2006

NVC generated new DS-3032 and AOS Fee Bill on 10/30/2006

Received DS-3032 and AOS Fee Bill on 11/03/2006

Sent in Choice of Agent by e-mail on 11/06/2006

Mailed in AOS Fee Bill on 11/06/2006

Received IV Fee bill and mailed it back on 11/13/2006

Received I-864 packet and also DS-230 IV Packet on 12/10/2006

Got a new RCMP police certificate on 12/29/2006

Mailed NVC the I-864 and the DS-230 on 01/03/2007

USPS Tracking shows NVC recieved on 01/04/2007

NVC official received date from phone representative is 01/12/2007

Got RFE for spouse maiden name on DS230 on 01/20/2007

Mailed in corrected DS230 by overnight mail 01/24/2007

USPS Tracking shows NVC recieved on 01/25/2007

Case complete at NVC 02/14/2007

Waiting on Montreal interview date for IR-1 visa

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Germany
Timeline

Yup, the I-130 is for relatives. :D Good Luck! Processing times depend on the service center and the type of application. You can check the current processing times on the website here where it says processing times. Just choose you appropriate service center. :thumbs:

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I-130 Petition

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Frankfurt, Germany

Married in Germany : 10-19-2007

I-130 Sent : 01-03-2008

I-130 NOA1 : 02-07-2008

I-130 NOA2 : 04-28-2008

NVC Case Number Assigned : 05-02-2008

DS-3032 and AOS Fee Received from NVC: 05-17-2008

DS-3032 Choice of Agent Emailed to NVC: 05-17-2008

AOS Fee Paid Online: 05-19-2008 (PAID 05-20-2008)

AOS Sent To NVC: 05-27-2008 (Coversheet printed online)

DS-3032 accepted by NVC: 05-27-2008

I-864 Arrived at NVC: 05-28-2008

I-864 Entered into NVC System: 06-02-2008

IV Bill Received: 06-02-2008

IV Bill Paid: 06-03-2008

DS-230 sent to NVC via USPS Express Mail: 06-26-2008

DS-230 arrived at the NVC: 06-27-2008

DS-230 entered into system: 06-30-2008

Case Completed at NVC: 07-07-2008

Case Left the NVC for Frankfurt, Germany: 07-15-2008

Case Received at the Consulate: 07-17-2008

Interview Letter Received: 07-25-2008

Medical Appointment in Hamburg, Germany: 08-04-2008

Interview in Frankfurt, Germany at 8:00am: 08-13-2008 - APPROVED - VISA GRANTED

Visa Received in the Mail: 08-15-2008

Flight to the USA: 09-26-2008 (POE - LAX @ 3:40pm)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

OK an update...I just found out from my friend that his father is currently living in the USA and has been out of status for quite some time. He has also worked while here in the USA. What potential problems will the father face when the son petitions for him? What waivers etc, if any, do they need to file? Will they be filing concurrent I-485, I-130 and I-131 as father is already in the US ? Somewhere I read something about a 201 waiver or something like that...can't remember exactly...Am I mistaken or can anyone help with further guidance ?

Yes he can apply for an I-130 for his father after he got naturalized. It could be and IR1 (immediate Relative Visa Petition).

I-129f K3 Timeline

K3 APPROVED in Montreal, Canada on 03/03/2005

Moved to USA with K3 on 03/15/2005

I-130 / IR-1 Timeline

I-130 filed to TSC with NOA1 on 04/28/2004

I-130 transferred from TSC to CSC 10/22/2004

I-130 received at CSC 11/04/2004

I-130 APPROVED 12/02/2004

NOA2 received on 12/03/2004

Case transferred to NVC on 12/13/2004

Received DS-3032 and I864 Fee bill from NVC on 12/27/2004

Waiting to meet I-864 requirements

Contacted NVC for a new DS-3032 and I-864 fee bill on 10/17/2006

NVC generated new DS-3032 and AOS Fee Bill on 10/30/2006

Received DS-3032 and AOS Fee Bill on 11/03/2006

Sent in Choice of Agent by e-mail on 11/06/2006

Mailed in AOS Fee Bill on 11/06/2006

Received IV Fee bill and mailed it back on 11/13/2006

Received I-864 packet and also DS-230 IV Packet on 12/10/2006

Got a new RCMP police certificate on 12/29/2006

Mailed NVC the I-864 and the DS-230 on 01/03/2007

USPS Tracking shows NVC recieved on 01/04/2007

NVC official received date from phone representative is 01/12/2007

Got RFE for spouse maiden name on DS230 on 01/20/2007

Mailed in corrected DS230 by overnight mail 01/24/2007

USPS Tracking shows NVC recieved on 01/25/2007

Case complete at NVC 02/14/2007

Waiting on Montreal interview date for IR-1 visa

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

Most of the info I see on the forums regarding IR1 is specifically for spouses....

Where can I go or where can you point me to find detailed info on IR1 for sponsoring parents of US Citizens ?

Which would also have info regarding overstay situations etc?

There is NOWHERE on the internet that has more detailed information on spouse related sponsorship than visajourney from my experience.

Where is the equal of this site in terms of sponsoring parents ?

OK an update...I just found out from my friend that his father is currently living in the USA and has been out of status for quite some time. He has also worked while here in the USA. What potential problems will the father face when the son petitions for him? What waivers etc, if any, do they need to file? Will they be filing concurrent I-485, I-130 and I-131 as father is already in the US ? Somewhere I read something about a 201 waiver or something like that...can't remember exactly...Am I mistaken or can anyone help with further guidance ?

Yes he can apply for an I-130 for his father after he got naturalized. It could be and IR1 (immediate Relative Visa Petition).


I-129f K3 Timeline

K3 APPROVED in Montreal, Canada on 03/03/2005

Moved to USA with K3 on 03/15/2005

I-130 / IR-1 Timeline

I-130 filed to TSC with NOA1 on 04/28/2004

I-130 transferred from TSC to CSC 10/22/2004

I-130 received at CSC 11/04/2004

I-130 APPROVED 12/02/2004

NOA2 received on 12/03/2004

Case transferred to NVC on 12/13/2004

Received DS-3032 and I864 Fee bill from NVC on 12/27/2004

Waiting to meet I-864 requirements

Contacted NVC for a new DS-3032 and I-864 fee bill on 10/17/2006

NVC generated new DS-3032 and AOS Fee Bill on 10/30/2006

Received DS-3032 and AOS Fee Bill on 11/03/2006

Sent in Choice of Agent by e-mail on 11/06/2006

Mailed in AOS Fee Bill on 11/06/2006

Received IV Fee bill and mailed it back on 11/13/2006

Received I-864 packet and also DS-230 IV Packet on 12/10/2006

Got a new RCMP police certificate on 12/29/2006

Mailed NVC the I-864 and the DS-230 on 01/03/2007

USPS Tracking shows NVC recieved on 01/04/2007

NVC official received date from phone representative is 01/12/2007

Got RFE for spouse maiden name on DS230 on 01/20/2007

Mailed in corrected DS230 by overnight mail 01/24/2007

USPS Tracking shows NVC recieved on 01/25/2007

Case complete at NVC 02/14/2007

Waiting on Montreal interview date for IR-1 visa

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Filed: Timeline

Folks, please do not give the poster inaccurate information. The immigrant visa for parents is NOT and IR-1 (that one is for spouses married for more than 2 years); but an IR-5.

You might want to take a look at our timeline feature here: http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/

And also :guides: here http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...amp;page=guides

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OK an update...I just found out from my friend that his father is currently living in the USA and has been out of status for quite some time. He has also worked while here in the USA. What potential problems will the father face when the son petitions for him? What waivers etc, if any, do they need to file? Will they be filing concurrent I-485, I-130 and I-131 as father is already in the US ? Somewhere I read something about a 201 waiver or something like that...can't remember exactly...Am I mistaken or can anyone help with further guidance ?

Yes he can apply for an I-130 for his father after he got naturalized. It could be and IR1 (immediate Relative Visa Petition).

As a son sponsoring a parent, they are eligible to file for AOS in the US. I'm not sure how unauthorized work and overstay will impact on the approval of the application. Reading the instructions for the I-485 it seems like overstay is "forgiven" for immediate relatives (parent, spouse, child) or a USC. It's not too clear about unauthorized work though. Maybe someone with similar experience can share here.


08/17/08: Mailed N400 to TSC

08/19/08: USPS attempted delivery

08/20/08: TSC received N400

08/21/08: TSC cashed check

09/02/08: Received NOA...........Priority date: 08/20/08

..............................................Notice date : 08/22/08

09/02/08: Received Biometrics Notification

09/18/08: Biometrics completed - Charlotte DO

10/24/08: Received Interview Letter

12/08/08: Interview @ 1:00pm. APPROVED!

01/05/09: Oath Ceremony 10:00AM. Now officially a USC!!!

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

01/17/09: Applied for US Passport and passport card

01/28/09: Received US Passport

01/29/09: Received US passport card

01/29/09: Received naturalization certificate back from passport office

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Yes, it is IR-5 for parents.


I-130 Timeline with USCIS:

It took 92 days for I-130 to get approved from the filing date

NVC Process of I-130:

It took 78 days to complete the NVC process

Interview Process at The U.S. Embassy

Interview took 223 days from the I-130 filing date. Immigrant Visa was issued right after the interview

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

Thank you for the clarification of it being IR5 and not IR1.

Nowhere in the timeline link or the guides link you provided has any information about IR5 or about US Citizen sponsoring parents.

Thanks to all who took the time to reply. I'm genuinely not ungrateful for your time....

BUT.....back to my original question....

This forum is THE BEST place for IR1 or anything spouse related.

Where do I go to find thorough / accurate info about IR5 or citizen sponsoring parents?

Any hiden threads you know of on visajourney with lots of info? I did extensive searches and nothing...

Or any other forums or websites that you can point me to?

Folks, please do not give the poster inaccurate information. The immigrant visa for parents is NOT and IR-1 (that one is for spouses married for more than 2 years); but an IR-5.

You might want to take a look at our timeline feature here: http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/

And also :guides: here http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...amp;page=guides


I-129f K3 Timeline

K3 APPROVED in Montreal, Canada on 03/03/2005

Moved to USA with K3 on 03/15/2005

I-130 / IR-1 Timeline

I-130 filed to TSC with NOA1 on 04/28/2004

I-130 transferred from TSC to CSC 10/22/2004

I-130 received at CSC 11/04/2004

I-130 APPROVED 12/02/2004

NOA2 received on 12/03/2004

Case transferred to NVC on 12/13/2004

Received DS-3032 and I864 Fee bill from NVC on 12/27/2004

Waiting to meet I-864 requirements

Contacted NVC for a new DS-3032 and I-864 fee bill on 10/17/2006

NVC generated new DS-3032 and AOS Fee Bill on 10/30/2006

Received DS-3032 and AOS Fee Bill on 11/03/2006

Sent in Choice of Agent by e-mail on 11/06/2006

Mailed in AOS Fee Bill on 11/06/2006

Received IV Fee bill and mailed it back on 11/13/2006

Received I-864 packet and also DS-230 IV Packet on 12/10/2006

Got a new RCMP police certificate on 12/29/2006

Mailed NVC the I-864 and the DS-230 on 01/03/2007

USPS Tracking shows NVC recieved on 01/04/2007

NVC official received date from phone representative is 01/12/2007

Got RFE for spouse maiden name on DS230 on 01/20/2007

Mailed in corrected DS230 by overnight mail 01/24/2007

USPS Tracking shows NVC recieved on 01/25/2007

Case complete at NVC 02/14/2007

Waiting on Montreal interview date for IR-1 visa

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

A lawyer will definitely be hired.

However, all of us on visajourney have definitely experienced that many lawyers are clueless ripoffs.

This is why many of us have learnt the process in detail through this forum.

I am not advocating boycotting lawyers...I am merely saying that we should be as informed as possible so we IMMEDIATELY can identify the lawyer's B.S. lines when he tries to rip us off or blow us off.

A lawyer works FOR HIS CLIENTS but unfortunately there are too many of them who think that the client is their little toy they can feed lines of nonsense to and keep bilking them for money by feeding off the fears of the the clueless clients.

Again, before some lawyers on this forum start jumping all over me....I am NOT saying ALL lawyers are like this. There are MANY decent and honest lawyers who have done tremendous jobs helping people in society overcome their challenges. Therefore, I suggest that these honest,respectable lawyers stop covering up for the leeches and scoundrels in the bar who are hijacking their profession and giving the noble profession a reputation fit for scam artists.

Identify, expose and chase unethical lawyers out of business for good!

Most of the public don't mind paying top dollar for HONEST and CAPABLE legal representation.

But when the public is ripped off for thousands only to find out in the end of it all that their attorney screwed them over by feeding off their fears when in reality the process at hand was quite straightforward, the public becomes very hesitant to even want to pay HONEST and CAPABLE attorneys in the future.

Enough of my rant....I don't know what got into me to write so much :)

Since father is out of status and worked illegally.

I suggest son hire a immigration lawyer.


I-129f K3 Timeline

K3 APPROVED in Montreal, Canada on 03/03/2005

Moved to USA with K3 on 03/15/2005

I-130 / IR-1 Timeline

I-130 filed to TSC with NOA1 on 04/28/2004

I-130 transferred from TSC to CSC 10/22/2004

I-130 received at CSC 11/04/2004

I-130 APPROVED 12/02/2004

NOA2 received on 12/03/2004

Case transferred to NVC on 12/13/2004

Received DS-3032 and I864 Fee bill from NVC on 12/27/2004

Waiting to meet I-864 requirements

Contacted NVC for a new DS-3032 and I-864 fee bill on 10/17/2006

NVC generated new DS-3032 and AOS Fee Bill on 10/30/2006

Received DS-3032 and AOS Fee Bill on 11/03/2006

Sent in Choice of Agent by e-mail on 11/06/2006

Mailed in AOS Fee Bill on 11/06/2006

Received IV Fee bill and mailed it back on 11/13/2006

Received I-864 packet and also DS-230 IV Packet on 12/10/2006

Got a new RCMP police certificate on 12/29/2006

Mailed NVC the I-864 and the DS-230 on 01/03/2007

USPS Tracking shows NVC recieved on 01/04/2007

NVC official received date from phone representative is 01/12/2007

Got RFE for spouse maiden name on DS230 on 01/20/2007

Mailed in corrected DS230 by overnight mail 01/24/2007

USPS Tracking shows NVC recieved on 01/25/2007

Case complete at NVC 02/14/2007

Waiting on Montreal interview date for IR-1 visa

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