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Hello VJ-ers!

I recently became a naturalized US citizen and was wondering what is the process of petitioning a parent?

Can I file for my dad only and not for my mom? My dad is already in US.. has been here since 2003 on H1B visa that has recently expired. Is that going to be a problem?

I know i need to file I-130 and I-485, any other forms? What documents do i need to send along with the application? How long does the process take and is there an interview? My dad lives in another state so if there is one, do I need to attend the interview?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you in advance!


I-751

01/27/09 Sent to CSC

01/29/09 Delivered to CSC

02/02/09 Check Cashed

02/04/09 NOA received, dated 01/29/09

02/13/09 Biometrics Appt letter Received

02/24/09 Biometrics done

04/08/09 Approval notice in mail (Dated 04/03/09)

05/21/09 Called USCIS "Where is my GC?"

06/01/09 Received 10 yr GC

N-400

03/03/10 Sent to Phoenix, AZ

03/05/10 Delivered to Phoenix, AZ

03/15/10 Check cashed

03/17/10 NOA received, dated 03/13/10

03/18/10 Online status indicates RFE was mailed

03/22/10 Biometrics Appt letter Received

04/12/10 Biometrics done

05/01/10 Email Notification from USCIS " Case transfered to a local office for a standard interview"

05/05/10 Interview letter received

06/17/10 Interview

06/28/10 Oath Ceremony. I am a U.S Citizen!!!

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