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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Hi guys.....

Im just about to file for my 15 yr old daughter (I-130) as she wants to live with me. I am from the UK and have just become a permanent resident. My husband is a US citizen. Is it best that I file for her or that my husband files as she is his stepdaughter? She is 15 and needs to come here as soon as possible. I need to know the best way to do this. As with my own case I will follow the rules but I was wondering which was the best path to follow...[

thanks :blush:

JUST WAITING FOR THE AOS INTERVIEW NOW

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: England
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Hi guys.....

Im just about to file for my 15 yr old daughter (I-130) as she wants to live with me. I am from the UK and have just become a permanent resident. My husband is a US citizen. Is it best that I file for her or that my husband files as she is his stepdaughter? She is 15 and needs to come here as soon as possible. I need to know the best way to do this. As with my own case I will follow the rules but I was wondering which was the best path to follow...[

thanks :blush:

It is best that your husband file - your daughter will be classed as an "immediate relative of a US citizen" and is immediately entitled to an immigrant visa, after approval of the petition.

If you file for her as the child of a LPR she will be considered in the "first preference" catagory, but there is a numerical limitation on these immigrant visas.

There is no numerical limitation on visas for immediate relatives of a US citizen.

I filed an I-130 for my son, three years ago, and he was approved only a few weeks back. The approximate waiting time for the visa is 8 years at the moment!

Hope this helps.

Our journey started in 2001 and it's still not over. It's been a rollercoaster ride all the way! Let me off - I wanna be sick!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Could you apply for the K-2 Visa for your daughter? That's what I did after I received my K-1 Visa and moved to the U.S. and got married. I was already a PR and then started the K-2 process for my daughter.

I don't know when you received your K-1 Visa, but you would have to receive your daughter's K-2 Visa within one year of your visa. If that is not possible, then you would have to do the family application.

If you want any further information about the K-2 Visa, PM me and I'd be happy to answer any questions.

Good luck.

"THE SHORT STORY"

KURT & RAYMA (K-1 Visa)

Oct. 9/03... I-129F sent to NSC

June 10/04... K-1 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

July 31/04... Entered U.S.

Aug. 28/04... WEDDING DAY!!!!

Aug. 30/04... I-485, I-765 & I-131 sent to Seattle

Dec. 10/04... AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!!! (Passport stamped)

Sept. 9/06... I-751 sent to NSC

May 15/07... 10-Yr. PR Card arrives in the mail

Sept. 13/07... N-400 sent to NSC

Aug. 21/08... Interview - PASSED!!!!

Sept. 2/08... Oath Ceremony

Sept. 5/08... Sent in Voter Registration Card

Sept. 9/08... SSA office to change status to "U.S. citizen"

Oct. 8/08... Applied in person for U.S. Passport

Oct. 22/08... U.S. Passport received

DONE!!! DONE!!! DONE!!! DONE!!!

KAELY (K-2 Visa)

Apr. 6/05... DS-230, Part I faxed to Vancouver Consulate

May 26/05... K-2 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

Sept. 5/05... Entered U.S.

Sept. 7/05... I-485 & I-131 sent to CLB

Feb. 22/06... AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!!! (Passport NOT stamped)

Dec. 4/07... I-751 sent to NSC

May 23/08... 10-Yr. PR Card arrives in the mail

Mar. 22/11.... N-400 sent to AZ

June 27/11..... Interview - PASSED!!!

July 12/11..... Oath Ceremony

We're NOT lawyers.... just your average folks who had to find their own way!!!!! Anything we post here is simply our own opinions/suggestions/experiences and should not be taken as LAW!!!!

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