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I am a green card holder in usa and my wife lives outside. what is the fastest way that i can get her here in the USA?

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Here is a link to the USCIS "How Do I.." guide for LPR's / Green Card holders -->> http://www.uscis.gov/files/article/B1eng.pdf

As an LPR it won't be a "fast process." You can upgrade the petition once you become a US Citizen.

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It takes years to bring your spouse to the US when you are a LPR.

File I-130 for your wife and N-400 for your naturalization (if you can) as soon as possible, and upgrade the I-130 once you become a USC.

I think this is the fastest way to bring her here.

Immigration Process (DCF Japan)

08/06/2008 I-130 petition at Tokyo, Japan

08/13/2008 I-130 approved

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| Waited until we were ready to move back

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07/13/2009 IV interview at Tokyo, Japan

07/15/2009 IV(IR-1) in hand

Post-DCF

07/29/2009 POE at Las Vegas

08/17/2009 GC(10yrs) received

Click here for the detailed timeline.

Done with USCIS until

- naturalization in May 2012 or

- GC replacement in February 2019

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please help if anyone knows...

i am unable to get my passport, and the only way i can get my wife here is through the green card.. What is the fastest way to bring her here? and what forms do i need to complete?

thank you so much..

hi toni_usa,

what do you mean by you unable to get your passport??? and there is no fastest way of having your wife here if youre a LPR...just want to give you an idea that i filed my i130 petition for my spouse Aug. 2007 and all i got right now is the receipt that they received it.... if youre lucky enough, it will take 3 yrs but 4-5 years the most....

just file I-130 for your spouse and once you are eligible for naturalization then, you can upgrade your petition and that will take shorter time. how long have you been here in the US anyway?

------USCIS-- married since March 28, 2005 - I130 filed: july 27, 2007

NOA #1: Aug 6, 2007 NOA #2: Oct. 29, 2009 - APPROVED

--NVC--December 12, 2009 - Case# generated from NVC

December 17, 2009 - hubby received his letter from NVC[/font]

April 13, 2010 - received DS-3032 via email

April 19, 2010 - sent back DS-3032 to NVC thru DHL (did not email a copy)

April 23, 2010 - DS3032 was received per operator and reviewed, received IV and AOS bill thru mail.

April 29, 2010 - paid AOS ($70) fee bill

April 30, 2010 - paid IV fee bill ($400.00 each beneficiary)

May 01, 2010 - AOS shows "PAID" in the system, printed cover sheet.

May 05, 2010 - iv bill shows "PAID"

June 24, 2010 - sent AOS via USPS/certified and prioritized

July 14, 2010 - received RFE. nvc is requesting again for Tax Transcript 2009

Sept 14, 2010 - Mailed RFE documents via usps

Sept 22, 2010 - mailed complete DS-230 via DHL

Oct 14, 2010 - received RFE about beneficiary's police clearances

Nov. 30, 2010 - sent corrected DS-230 with correct years of residency via USPS

Dec. 21, 2010 - CASE COMPLETED!!!

April 28, 2011 - interview date was set to JUNE 28, 2011 @6:30AM

June 15, 2011 - MEDICAL EXAM and will be back fri (6/17/11) for results

June 28, 2011 - Interview

July 12, 2011 - arrived at LAX - and we'll live happily ever after!

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please help if anyone knows...

i am unable to get my passport, and the only way i can get my wife here is through the green card.. What is the fastest way to bring her here? and what forms do i need to complete?

thank you so much..

hi toni_usa,

what do you mean by you unable to get your passport??? and there is no fastest way of having your wife here if youre a LPR...just want to give you an idea that i filed my i130 petition for my spouse Aug. 2007 and all i got right now is the receipt that they received it.... if youre lucky enough, it will take 3 yrs but 4-5 years the most....

just file I-130 for your spouse and once you are eligible for naturalization then, you can upgrade your petition and that will take shorter time. how long have you been here in the US anyway?

Thank you all for your answers. Ive been living here in the us for 6 and a half years now..

I am unable to get my passport because i had some trouble with the law in the past.. stupid on my part.. i got one dui.. now i have to wait 5 years to apply for passport in order to get it.. if i apply for it now, it will be denied again..

okay if i file i130, do i have to file other forms also with it? like g625a?

thanks

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A permanent resident can't travel outside the country for half a decade, not even visit his dying father in Canada, after having received a DUI?

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Thank you all for your answers. Ive been living here in the us for 6 and a half years now..

I am unable to get my passport because i had some trouble with the law in the past.. stupid on my part.. i got one dui.. now i have to wait 5 years to apply for passport in order to get it.. if i apply for it now, it will be denied again..

okay if i file i130, do i have to file other forms also with it? like g625a?

thanks

That sounds just a tad bit off. If you are a permanent resident, your passport is issued by the country of your nationality, not by the US government. That said, which government denied you a passport?

I am wary of this post.

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Something smells.

If you were arrested for DUI in USA, you are saying that the arresting authority KEPT your passport? YIKES!

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Something smells.

If you were arrested for DUI in USA, you are saying that the arresting authority KEPT your passport? YIKES!

which you and I both know is not how things work. Indeed, something is fishy. Maybe the OP's english is confusing, maybe he's full of it. Let's wait and see when he comes back to respond.

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I think he is saying he can not get a US passport for 5 years due to bad moral character. I E he can not naturalize.

So use your own passport if you want to travel.

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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I think he is saying he can not get a US passport for 5 years due to bad moral character. I E he can not naturalize.

So use your own passport if you want to travel.

thats exactly what im trying to say... due to bad moral character i cant get my passport..

anyways, anyone know what forms i need to file?

and do i need any forms to be signed by my wife?

thanks

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OK - thanks for the backgrounder.

Assuming you are a LEGAL permanent resident, you can file an I-130 for your wife. I am not sure of the time lag for waiting on a priority number, but for PR's it's a longer wait than for USCs. BUT - you can start the filing NOW.

Later, when you become a USC, you can contact USCIS, prove up your citizenship for HER I-130, and the I-130 will be pulled out of the 'hold box' into an 'active queue', and then you'll see some 'normal' processing times.

There's other considerations on this, but I'm sticking with the 'short version', for now.

Read the I-130 Guide here at VJ - train yer eyes UP, click on 'GUIDES' and go forth.

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Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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I think he is saying he can not get a US passport for 5 years due to bad moral character. I E he can not naturalize.

So use your own passport if you want to travel.

thats exactly what im trying to say... due to bad moral character i cant get my passport..

anyways, anyone know what forms i need to file?

and do i need any forms to be signed by my wife?

thanks

If you are an LPR, it will take about 5 years for you to petition for your wife. That is the fastest that you can bring her over based on your status as an LPR. LPRs who filed for their spouses before June 1, 2005 are only now eligible for visas. Non-USCs sponsoring their spouses are not a priority in the immigration system. The reason is that if the couple wanted to be together, the LPR could have choosen not to immigrate.

Read the Guides. Note the big notice at the top when you make a posting. The Guides are complete and are current.

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