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USC petitioning a daughter over 21 years old. How long it would take for her to get here in the US?

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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Hello,

Yes, it is possible. My Dad petitioned for me in 2004 when he was a permanent resident. He is now a USC and my place in line has moved ahead. After the petition you file for your daughter is approved, she will then need to wait for a visa number to become available to her. The unfortunate news is, that will take a while. And if she gets married (to a non-US citizen) it will take significantly longer.

You will start by filing a I-130 petition for alien relative. Once that is approved, she will wait for her visa number to become available and will file an I-485 application residence (green card). Review the Department of State Visa Bulletin for wait times. She will be issued a priority date once your petition is approved. The Phillipines has a long back log of applicants; right now (for June 2010) they are processing applications and granting visa's (residence) to individuals who had a petition approved and a priority date March 15, 1995.

Hope that answers your question. Best of luck!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Thanks for the quick reply..... :)

Except in MOST situations, an I-485 is NOT required... once the I-130 is approved and the immigrant visa is issued, the alien arrives as a resident of the USA... I-485 is a form ONLY to adjust the status for someone who is already present in the USA when a visa number becomes available....


YMMV

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Argentina
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Hi,

I am a USC and I have a 26 years old daughter, single. She's in the Philippines right now. I want to petition her. Is it possible? How long it would take for her to get here in the US?

Thanks

Joan

of course you can, you start with the i130. it will take more than 15 years, for the Phillipines, they are working with petitions filed in '95

if she ever marries, she will change category, but she will be able to bring her husband with her, since USC can file for married children as well.

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