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My mom and stepdad are thinking of coming to live here once my stepdad retires... (by then I will be USC) can anyone tell me the best way to go about this..... I have been told that they could come over on a VWP and then just file to adjust????

Can we file for I-130 then another sort of visa for them to enter on??

any help or advice would be good....

Kezzie

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I am interested in this to! My parents are already retired and would love to come and live near us......obviously we'll have to wait till I'm a USC before we can do anything about it though!

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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I have read in here (VJ) before that it can take MANY, MANY years to get immigration approval for a relative, as against the relatively quick (2.5 years in my case!) process for the fiance/e or spouse of a USC.

There's also the US Immigration Lottery that you/they could check out. However, there's also a diversification 'rule' which now seems to mitigate against immigration of UK nationals, unless they are from Northern Ireland.

Not much help perhaps, but a little background for you.

Good luck !! Neil.

I am interested in this to! My parents are already retired and would love to come and live near us......obviously we'll have to wait till I'm a USC before we can do anything about it though!

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Kezzie, once you become a USC you will be able to file for your parents and you are right it is the I-130, check out my timeline, we are now into our 170 day and still waiting for the NOA2,It is also true that we are classed as "immediate family" and as such do not have numerical restrictions as in the "family visa" but one still has to wait.

You also have to prove that you meet 125% above the poverty line and file the I-864 Affidavit of support . you still have to go through the full procedure.

So, in a nutshell, become a USC, (legal permanent residents are not allowed to file for parents) file the I-130 to start proceedings and then once into the NVC the I-864 Affidavit of support with the accompanying tax returns and then onto the Embassy for the interview. Possible time frame 10/18 months.

if I can be of any further help, pm me, this is the way we are doing it through our daughter.

regarding the AOS,if they go on the VWP and then try to file AOS, this can be construed as intent to immigrate and can be serious. Another lady on here, who I speak with was on holiday at her daughters and they asked that question and were also told no , go home and start it from the UK. So best to do it the right way.

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And be able to cash flow the medical expenses.

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Thank you so much for the info..... I did wonder about the VWP thing.... we will do it the right way and file for I-130...

so am I right in thinking that if we file the I-130 and I-864 and they get approved at interview in London how long is the entry visa valid for and do they get a greencard once they have entered the US or do they then have to file for adjustment???

Sorry for all the questions... just trying to get it all in my head..

Kezzie

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Hi kezzie, yes youa re correct, once you are a USC you will file the I-130 for EACH parent, so two lots of fees, then onto NVC so two lots of I-864's (two lots of fees) and two affidavids of support and then onto the Embassy.

Once they are approved on the I-130 they will be Legal permanent Residents and will not have to adjust so that does in the long run I think save money. On one of the forms there is a box that you will tick "yes" for them to be issued with the SSN number and they should receive that within 3 weeks. They will be legally entitled to work but as boiler said, will have to provide for their own insurance as there is nothing in the states like our NHS and it is expensive they must be aware of that, best to do some research into the likely costs.

From my own point of view I will be working and hopefully get my 40 qualifying periods in, that means approx 10 years work, but what the heck I cannot afford to retire here (don't actually want to, I'd be bored to death) so why not work in Florida where at least I will have lots of sun and another important factor to me, more of my earned money will go into my pocket than it does over here!!!

Another good thing is we have a reciprocal agreement with the states and the UK state pension can be paid directly into a bank in USA. That is what I do and they even covert it to dollars so we do in actual fact get a better rate than having it converted from sterling to dollars in the states.

If I can hlep any further kezzie, just let me know and I will do my best

kezzie also meant to say that Saturnman is wrong regarding the "Visa Lottery" UK residents are not allowed to participate in that

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kezzie also meant to say that Saturnman is wrong regarding the "Visa Lottery" UK residents are not allowed to participate in that

UK Residency does not exclude participation, most British Citizens, ex N Ireland can not. But there are exceptions to that.

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