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I-130 I want to apply for my wife and step-child Help

Hello to every one, I am new in this site and I want to thank you for all your help in this process.

I am a Green Card Holder and in the next 2 years I will apply for my citizenship, I know that after I became a US citizen everything will be come a little bit faster ( getting my wife and step-child ) to the US.

But for now I want to start the process and file form I-103 with the Immigration

Note: A visa petition (Form I-130) is only used to demonstrate a qualifying relationship. An approved petition DOES NOT grant any benefit except to create a place in line for visa processing.

I just got Married and my question is :

Do I need to file from I-130 for my wife and step-child separate or just filling one for my wife would be fine? and add my step-child along with her application.

On question 17 from I-130(C. Information about your alien relative)

17. List husband/wife and all children of your relative.

Also on the immigration web site says:

Instructions for I-130, Petition for Alien Relative says:

2. If you are a lawful permanent resident of United States, you may file this form for:

A. Your husband or wife;

B. Your unmarried child under age 21;

C. Your unmarried son or daughter age 21 or older.

3. If your relative qualifies under paragraph 2(B) or 2© above, separate petitions are not required for his or her unmarried children under 21 years of age.

4. The persons described in number 2 and 3 of the above NOTE will be able to apply for an immigrant visa along with your relative.

It also say: to apply

Step-parent (step-mother or step-father)

1-A copy of your step-child’s birth certificate issued by civil authorities

2-A copy of your civil marriage certificate to your step-child’s biological parent

3-Proof of the legal termination of all previous marriages for you and/or the biological parent (divorce decree, death certificate, annulment decree)

Can anyone here answer my question?

Thank you in advanced.

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I-130 I want to apply for my wife and step-child Help

Hello to every one, I am new in this site and I want to thank you for all your help in this process.

I am a Green Card Holder and in the next 2 years I will apply for my citizenship, I know that after I became a US citizen everything will be come a little bit faster ( getting my wife and step-child ) to the US.

But for now I want to start the process and file form I-103 with the Immigration

Note: A visa petition (Form I-130) is only used to demonstrate a qualifying relationship. An approved petition DOES NOT grant any benefit except to create a place in line for visa processing.

I just got Married and my question is :

Do I need to file from I-130 for my wife and step-child separate or just filling one for my wife would be fine? and add my step-child along with her application.

On question 17 from I-130(C. Information about your alien relative)

17. List husband/wife and all children of your relative.

Also on the immigration web site says:

Instructions for I-130, Petition for Alien Relative says:

2. If you are a lawful permanent resident of United States, you may file this form for:

A. Your husband or wife;

B. Your unmarried child under age 21;

C. Your unmarried son or daughter age 21 or older.

3. If your relative qualifies under paragraph 2(B) or 2© above, separate petitions are not required for his or her unmarried children under 21 years of age.

4. The persons described in number 2 and 3 of the above NOTE will be able to apply for an immigrant visa along with your relative.

It also say: to apply

Step-parent (step-mother or step-father)

1-A copy of your step-child’s birth certificate issued by civil authorities

2-A copy of your civil marriage certificate to your step-child’s biological parent

3-Proof of the legal termination of all previous marriages for you and/or the biological parent (divorce decree, death certificate, annulment decree)

Can anyone here answer my question?

Thank you in advanced.

im in the process of petitioning my husband and my stepson. i just filed 1 application for both of them but you are right that you have to write your stepson's information where it is asking you for relative's dependents.


------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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im in the process of petitioning my husband and my stepson. i just filed 1 application for both of them but you are right that you have to write your stepson's information where it is asking you for relative's dependents.

Thank you very much for your info, I am glad some one is a bit ahead, please let me know how your case is doing, I will file for my wife in the next coming months and I will need to know how the process goes, hope we can keep in touch.

one more question.

Do you need to send any affidavit letter from the biological mother of your stepson, saying that he is alowd to come and live in the US?

are you a US citizen or a LPR?

Thanks!

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Thank you very much for your info, I am glad some one is a bit ahead, please let me know how your case is doing, I will file for my wife in the next coming months and I will need to know how the process goes, hope we can keep in touch.

one more question.

Do you need to send any affidavit letter from the biological mother of your stepson, saying that he is alowd to come and live in the US?

are you a US citizen or a LPR?

Thanks!

everything you said tin are all correct you did your research very well :) as for petitioning you only need one petion for your wife and your step-child and yes your step-child will come together with your wife. if i were you start your petition now coz everyone here as lpr have waited 3-4years just to get our approval.. if you don't mind me asking, did you just arrived in US or you are in the process of applying for citizenship as well? coz i you do then better apply for citizenship and you can upgrade the petition and it will just fly by 6months compared to lpr that takes 3-4years of waiting...


I-130 Track:

Apr. 19. 2006: I-130 Sent/Submitted

May.06. 2006: I-130 NOA1

Oct. 26. 2009: I-130 NOA2

NVC Track:

Oct. 20. 2009: ACL email received with case number & AOS Fee Bill from email

Oct. 25. 2009: AOS paid online

Oct. 27. 2009: AOS Cover Sheet & ACL sent via FedEx

Oct. 29. 2009: NVC received the ACL

Nov. 11/16. 2009: IV Fee Bill / paid online

Nov. 17. 2009: IV Cover Sheet & Requested to add a child in NVC case

Dec. 07. 2009: Approval of additional child in NVC case received via email & paid IV bill

Dec. 11. 2009: Sent DS-230 via LBC

Dec. 17. 2009: I-864 sent via USPS overnight & DS-230 received (as per avr)

Dec. 21. 2009: I-864 received as per avr/has reviewed DS-230

Jan. 07. 2010: Received email-checklist dated Jan.06.2010. printed & mailed it via usps.

Jan. 26. 2010: CASE COMPLETED on January 23, 2010 as per avr.

Mar. 15. 2010: Schedule was given last Feb.12/ Interview on April 22! at USEM as per operator & email

USEM Track:

Mar. 19. 2010: Left NVC and forwarded to USEM

Apr. 19-21 2010: Passed medical (me and my son) / May 4-6 passed medical (daughter)

Apr. 22. 2010: Interview APPROVED for me and my son / May 12 interivew APPROVED (daughter)

May 26. 2010: POE SEATTLE

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Hello Yna, yes I know that as a LPR it would take over 5 yrs for my wife and stepson to come over, but after I become a US citizen the process will speed up fast, like you said 6-9 months.

I need to wait for 1 year and 9 months to apply for my citizenship, but I know I can file I-130 now and in the future when I become a citizen upgrade the petition for my wife and stepson. for now I just want to find out where to start.

I see that in yot timeline you requested to add a child. It was your own child? and are you a US citizen? did you bring a stepson to the US too?

Thank you

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