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Filed: Other Country: Pakistan


My wife just became US citizen. She is interested in starting the petition process for her family members ASAP. As a strating point, I am posting these questions:

What forms does she have to file?

She has to apply for her parents, one unmarried brother over 21 and two unmarried siblings under 21. So, should she start by applying for parents and file separate petitions for siblings OR let the parents file for their children once they become permanent residents?

Also, what supporting documents would she need to file for her parents? Would birth certificate alone be enough?

Edited by Sweetoosohni


12-5-04 Got married in Lahore, Pakistan

1-24-05 I-130 sent

1-31-05 NOA1 received in mail

3-22-05 Approved online

3-26-05 NOA2 received in mail


3-28-05 Case received at NVC

4-05-05 Case number assigned

4-11-05 AOS fee bill/ DS-3032 generated

4-14-05 Self-generated AOS/ DS-3032 sent

4-18-05 DS-3032 in system

4-25-05 IV fee bill generated

5-04-05 AOS fee in system (13 business days)

5-06-05 IV fee bill received (Finally!!!) and express mailed

5-09-05 I-864 generated

5-10-05 Self-generated I-864 packet sent

5-13-05 I-864 in system

5-23-05 I-864 review complete

5-23-05 IV fee in system (11 business days)

5-25-05 Self-generated DS-230 sent (Before Generation)

5-27-05 DS-230 in system

5-31-05 DS-230 generated

6-07-05 Case complete

6-21-05 Case forwarded to Islamabad

6-25-05 Letter received from NVC


6-27-05 Case received at the embassy

6-28-05 Packet 3.5 sent out by the embassy

7-01-05 Packet 3.5 received

7-04-05 Packet 3.5 submitted

7-05-05 Embassy receives packet 3.5

7-21-05 Interview scheduled for 10-13-05

7-25-05 Embassy re-schedules interview for 8-10-05

8-10-05 Visa issued!!!


K-3 NOA1 date: 2-4-05 [RFE: 7-20-05]

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines

I-130 is the petition...

Each family member requires a petiton... Each family member is subject to different family classifications and length of time needed to wait for an available visa number dependant on class


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia

All she has to do is follow the instructions for the I-130 found in the USCIS web site. Each family member will need a separate I-130. Her parents' petitions and visas will be processed a lot faster than her siblings, so she should keep that in mind when making travel arrangements.



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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