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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Hello,

Sorry to repeat questions asked already--I seem to see a lot of that. My Filipina wife wants to bring her Mother here. We will have our interview sometime in July (still waiting for appointment day & time). We have all of our documentation and I don't expect any problems Grace receiving her Green Card. The question is which one of us is allowed to petition for her Mother's visa? Must Grace have her Green Card and petition or is it possible for me to petition for her Mother. Reading what I've read I'm going to guess the answer to my own question and say that my wife must be the petitioner since it's her mother. Could someone confirm that for me please?

Thanks!

Steve & Grace

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Hello,

Sorry to repeat questions asked already--I seem to see a lot of that. My Filipina wife wants to bring her Mother here. We will have our interview sometime in July (still waiting for appointment day & time). We have all of our documentation and I don't expect any problems Grace receiving her Green Card. The question is which one of us is allowed to petition for her Mother's visa? Must Grace have her Green Card and petition or is it possible for me to petition for her Mother. Reading what I've read I'm going to guess the answer to my own question and say that my wife must be the petitioner since it's her mother. Could someone confirm that for me please?

Thanks!

Steve & Grace

Grace not the US citizen, (you) unless your going to petition and marry the Mom!

Read the Guides at the top.......


'PAU' both wife and daughter in the U.S. 08/25/2009

Daughter's' CRBA Manila Embassy 08/07/2008 dual citizenship

http://crbausembassy....wordpress.com/

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Filed: Country: Philippines
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She would have to petition her mother when she becomes a citizen because her mother is her immediate relative. There is no mention of a Lawful Permanent Resident being able to use form I-130 for parents. You can read this on the I-130 instructions under "WHO MAY FILE THIS FORM"


AOS from B1B2

06/14/10 – Mailed I-130, 485,765,824

06/16/10 – Delivered to Chicago Lockbox

06/22/10 – Received texts & email routed to NBC

06/24/10 – Checks cashed for I-130, 485, 765, 824

06/26/10 – NOA1 for I-130, 485,765, 824

07/17/10 – Received hard copy of RFE 485

08/16/10 – Sent RFE response

08/19/10 – RFE delivered to NBC

08/20/10 – Case resumed online

09/24/10 – Called USCIS Biometrics Service Request

10/04/10 – Received Service request letter

10/27/10 – Infopass Appt. for Biometrics

11/05/10 – Called USCIS for Biometrics

11/22/10 – Called USCIS Biometrics Service Request

11/23/10 – Wrote & Mail Letter to Congresswoman

12/06/10 – Received Biometrics Letter after 5 months…FINALLY!!!

12/14/10 – Biometrics Done!!

12/15/10 - Card Production Ordered - Online Status-YEHEYY!!!:))

12/28/10 - Received EAD Card!!! Yahoo!! :))

12/30/10 - Applied for SSN

01/03/11 - Received SSN

01/06/11 - Received Interview Letter!! Yahoo!! Feb. 8 it is!!

01/08/11 - Interview Approved!Green Card Stamped on Passport!!

01/14/11 - Approval Notice I-130 & Welcome Letter!

01/18/11 - Received Green Card in the mail..

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Daughter's CR-2 Timeline http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?app=core&module=usercp&tab=members&area=aboutme

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: India
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Your wife will first have to wait to become a PR. Then she will file for citizenship after 3 years.

Only then she may file a petition for her mom.

Mothers are immediate relatives. Not mom-in-laws.


03/27/2009: Engaged in Ithaca, New York.
08/17/2009: Wedding in Calcutta, India.
09/29/2009: I-130 NOA1
01/25/2010: I-130 NOA2
03/23/2010: Case completed.
05/12/2010: CR-1 interview at Mumbai, India.
05/20/2010: US Entry, Chicago.
03/01/2012: ROC NOA1.
03/26/2012: Biometrics completed.
12/07/2012: 10 year card production ordered.

09/25/2013: N-400 NOA1

10/16/2013: Biometrics completed

12/03/2013: Interview

12/20/2013: Oath ceremony

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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She would have to petition her mother when she becomes a citizen because her mother is her immediate relative. There is no mention of a Lawful Permanent Resident being able to use form I-130 for parents. You can read this on the I-130 instructions under "WHO MAY FILE THIS FORM"

Thank you! Then I guess it goes without saying that my wife cannot petition for her Mother until after she has her green card? Thanks again!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Your wife will first have to wait to become a PR. Then she will file for citizenship after 3 years.

Only then she may file a petition for her mom.

Mothers are immediate relatives. Not mom-in-laws.

Yikes...at the very moment I posted my reply below your reply was posted. So my wife cannot even petition until she gains citizenship? That is a ways down the road. Now that I type this I do recall the instructions saying a US citizen. I guess I thought a lawful permanent resident could petition but I guess that's not the case...thanks all for your replies---saves me a lot of time.

Best wishes,

Steve & Grace

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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She would have to petition her mother when she becomes a citizen because her mother is her immediate relative. There is no mention of a Lawful Permanent Resident being able to use form I-130 for parents. You can read this on the I-130 instructions under "WHO MAY FILE THIS FORM"

And last question does anyone know if it's possible for a lawful permanent resident (my wife) for medical reasons as in this case heart problems? Obviously with all of the doctor's letters, etc. Has anyone heard of that happening. Yes I know we'll have to obligate ourselves to any costs associated with her medical condition. Just curious.

Thanks again everyone!

Steve & Grace

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Filed: Country: Philippines
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Thank you! Then I guess it goes without saying that my wife cannot petition for her Mother until after she has her green card? Thanks again!

Hi Steve,

Your wife has to be naturalized to become a US citizen to petition her mother, NOT a Lawful Permanent Resident[LPR] or green card holder.

She will be eligible to apply for citizenship in 3 years time as long as she continues to be married and lives with you. I'm sure that won't be a problem. Until that happens, she can come here on a tourist visa. From relative's experiences no amount of letter of support really can convince the consuls. The mother as the applicant should be able to convince the consul that she is not an intending immigrant, but that's going to be hard to prove especially because her daughter's living here or will be living here. Anyway, Time flies before you know it your mom-in-law will be here. :)

Best of luck to you & tour wife. :D


AOS from B1B2

06/14/10 – Mailed I-130, 485,765,824

06/16/10 – Delivered to Chicago Lockbox

06/22/10 – Received texts & email routed to NBC

06/24/10 – Checks cashed for I-130, 485, 765, 824

06/26/10 – NOA1 for I-130, 485,765, 824

07/17/10 – Received hard copy of RFE 485

08/16/10 – Sent RFE response

08/19/10 – RFE delivered to NBC

08/20/10 – Case resumed online

09/24/10 – Called USCIS Biometrics Service Request

10/04/10 – Received Service request letter

10/27/10 – Infopass Appt. for Biometrics

11/05/10 – Called USCIS for Biometrics

11/22/10 – Called USCIS Biometrics Service Request

11/23/10 – Wrote & Mail Letter to Congresswoman

12/06/10 – Received Biometrics Letter after 5 months…FINALLY!!!

12/14/10 – Biometrics Done!!

12/15/10 - Card Production Ordered - Online Status-YEHEYY!!!:))

12/28/10 - Received EAD Card!!! Yahoo!! :))

12/30/10 - Applied for SSN

01/03/11 - Received SSN

01/06/11 - Received Interview Letter!! Yahoo!! Feb. 8 it is!!

01/08/11 - Interview Approved!Green Card Stamped on Passport!!

01/14/11 - Approval Notice I-130 & Welcome Letter!

01/18/11 - Received Green Card in the mail..

uzKIm4.png

Daughter's CR-2 Timeline http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?app=core&module=usercp&tab=members&area=aboutme

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Argentina
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Hi Steve,

Your wife has to be naturalized to become a US citizen to petition her mother, NOT a Lawful Permanent Resident[LPR] or green card holder.

She will be eligible to apply for citizenship in 3 years time as long as she continues to be married and lives with you. I'm sure that won't be a problem. Until that happens, she can come here on a tourist visa. From relative's experiences no amount of letter of support really can convince the consuls. The mother as the applicant should be able to convince the consul that she is not an intending immigrant, but that's going to be hard to prove especially because her daughter's living here or will be living here. Anyway, Time flies before you know it your mom-in-law will be here. :)

Best of luck to you & tour wife. :D

ditto, only USC children over 21 can petition for parents and you can't either, only direct relatives. It doesn't matter if her mother has health problems, she MUST be a USC to apply for her. no other way.

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