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My wife just because an LPR, and now we want to bring her parents here.

I am a USC. I have have read this: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=166927 and understand that she can file before becoming a USC and then upgrade later.

I have two questions:

1-Am I able to file jointly with my wife for her parents?

2-If she files then upgrades when she becomes a USC, what exactly does upgrading do for her?

Thanks!


Timeline:

09 Mar 2004 -- Mailed I129F Petition

10 Mar 2004 -- Petition Rec'd in Vermont SC

15 Mar 2004 -- Check Clears

17 Mar 2004 -- Rec'd first NOA

21 Apr 2004 -- Approved ONLINE!

26 Apr 2004 -- Rec'd NOA #2 by mail

27 Apr 2004 -- NVC receives Petition

30 Apr 2004 -- NVC Mails Petition to Embassy!

05 May 2004-- Embassy receives Petition

18 May 2004-- Packet 3 received

21 May 2004-- Medical Appointment and Vax

26 May 2004-- Applied for visa (got PIN to call Embassy)

28 May 2004-- Received Medical Results, called for interview date--They said interview date would be sent by mail within a Month.

01 Jun 2004 -- Wrote and sent letter to Embassy requesting interview within certain date range. Hope it works! --Did not work :(

22 Jul 2004-- Fiancee receives interview letter. Date is set to 08 September 2004. That's 6 months almost to the day of sending 129f!

08 Sep 2004-- K1 Embassy Interview is successful!!!

12 Sep 2004-- POE at JFK, no problems, temp work permit issued!

13 Sep 2004-- Applied for SS card.

23 Sep 2004-- Receive SS card

06 Nov 2004-- Married!

AOS/EAD

10 Feb 2005--Overnighted AOS/EAD package to Chicago center

06 Mar 2005--Rec's AOs/EAD NOA (must make Bio appt.)

08 Mar 2005--Biometrics Appt set for Apr 17

17 Apr 2005--Was fingerprinted and pictures were taken, took less than an hour. EAD will arrive within 90 days.

19 Apr 2005--Online Approval of EAD, says it will arrive as soon as card is ready--whatever that means...

25 Apr 2005--Online notice that AOS process is now continuing due to Biometrics being complete

To be cont'd.

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My wife just because an LPR, and now we want to bring her parents here.

I am a USC. I have have read this: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=166927 and understand that she can file before becoming a USC and then upgrade later.

I have two questions:

1-Am I able to file jointly with my wife for her parents?

2-If she files then upgrades when she becomes a USC, what exactly does upgrading do for her?

Thanks!

1) No, a USC cannot petition for MIL/FIL

2) Upgrading takes them out of the classification that needs to wait for a visa number (due to annual limits) into a classification that has immediate available visa numbers


YMMV

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My wife just because an LPR, and now we want to bring her parents here.

I am a USC. I have have read this: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=166927 and understand that she can file before becoming a USC and then upgrade later.

I have two questions:

1-Am I able to file jointly with my wife for her parents?

2-If she files then upgrades when she becomes a USC, what exactly does upgrading do for her?

Thanks!

LPR can NOT file for parents. Your wife will have to wait to become US citizen to sponsor them.

You can help with I-864 as co-sponsor.

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1- You cannot. All petitions have one petitioner, be it an individual or individual company (work petitions)

2- Upgrading, as mentioned above, lets her get a visa immediately without waiting in line behind others.

If you need financial help, you can file the I-864A if the joint sponsor (person helping with finances) lives in your household. Or if its a friend or family member outside the household helping you, you'd just file a seperate I-864, yours and theirs. Keep in mind, to become a joint sponsor you must be a US Citizen or LPR. ;)


I just work Tier I (civilian) customer service for USCIS and have been in many types of scenarios over the years. I am filled with Immigration knowledge.

I believe I can help make everyones process simpler by helping out, even if its something small like a forum

So, thats me. If you need help I may be able to assist feel free to PM me if I haven't seen your post yet.

USCIS Customer Service: 1 800 375 5283 (M-F 8AM-6PM in all US Timezones including territories)

In any case, I may be around from time to time. I understand the frustration that you guys go through over something that should be so much simpler.

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