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how can i bring my brother here in the usa?

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i just got here in the usa last january 31st 2010 and received my green card last august of same year.my question is would i be able to bring my brother here from the philippines and if so what do i need to do?what are the paper documents needed for the process?

thanks for any help and God bless everyone!

erma

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the form is I-I30, Petition for Alien Relative. However, the instructions state the following:

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

1. Your husband or wife;

2. Your unmarried child under the age of 21;

3. Your unmarried son or daughter age 21 or older

You cannot petition for your brother under lawful permanent resident status; first you have to become a US citizen. After that, it takes about 3 months for the application to be approved and another 8-11 years before a visa number becomes available for him under the F4 category.

Edit: here is the link for I-130 instructions from USCIS website if you would like to read it: http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-130instr.pdf

Edited by Chrissepwoz

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Currently the wait is approximately 13 years for citizens petitioning for siblings from Philippines.

Green card holders can only petition for their spouses and children. Once you become a citizen you can petition for your brother.


I-864 Affidavit of Support FAQ -->> https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/immigrant-process/documents/support/i-864-frequently-asked-questions.html

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CALL THIS NUMBER TO ORDER IRS TAX TRANSCRIPTS >> 800-908-9946

PLEASE READ THE GUIDES -->> Link to Visa Journey Guides

MULTI ENTRY SPOUSE VISA TO VN -->>Link to Visa Exemption for Vietnamese Residents Overseas & Their Spouses

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Jamaica
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i just got here in the usa last january 31st 2010 and received my green card last august of same year.my question is would i be able to bring my brother here from the philippines and if so what do i need to do?what are the paper documents needed for the process?

thanks for any help and God bless everyone!

erma

you have good intentions.. however you have to become a us citizen then you can petition for your brother.


Current cut off date F2A - Current 

Brother's Journey (F2A) - PD Dec 30, 2010


Dec 30 2010 - Notice of Action 1 (NOA1)
May 12 2011 - Notice of Action 2 (NOA2)
May 23 2011 - NVC case # Assigned
Nov 17 2011 - COA / I-864 received
Nov 18 2011 - Sent COA
Apr 30 2012 - Pay AOS fee

Oct 15 2012 - Pay IV fee
Oct 25 2012 - Sent AOS/IV Package

Oct 29 2012 - Pkg Delivered
Dec 24 2012 - Case Complete

May 17 2013 - Interview-Approved

July 19 2013 - Enter the USA

"... Answer when you are called..."

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the current priority date for Philippines of brothers or sisters of US Citizens is Jan 15 1988.

http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_5228.html


US Embassy Manila website. bringing your spouse/fiancee to USA

http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3204.html

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Jamaica
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i just got here in the usa last january 31st 2010 and received my green card last august of same year.my question is would i be able to bring my brother here from the philippines and if so what do i need to do?what are the paper documents needed for the process?

thanks for any help and God bless everyone!

erma

Dont let people who can't help you or your brother give you advise to transit and end up illegal... Smh


Current cut off date F2A - Current 

Brother's Journey (F2A) - PD Dec 30, 2010


Dec 30 2010 - Notice of Action 1 (NOA1)
May 12 2011 - Notice of Action 2 (NOA2)
May 23 2011 - NVC case # Assigned
Nov 17 2011 - COA / I-864 received
Nov 18 2011 - Sent COA
Apr 30 2012 - Pay AOS fee

Oct 15 2012 - Pay IV fee
Oct 25 2012 - Sent AOS/IV Package

Oct 29 2012 - Pkg Delivered
Dec 24 2012 - Case Complete

May 17 2013 - Interview-Approved

July 19 2013 - Enter the USA

"... Answer when you are called..."

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Curious if the wait/delay for a visa for immediate relatives is the same length for parents as siblings? is my wife's mother going to have to wait as long as her brothers or sisters??


07-28-2009 : Met online

10-14-2009 : Met for the first time in Cebu, had to go back 11-1-2009

01-14-2010 : Moved to Cebu

02-25-2010 : Married

10-14-2010 : DCF I-130 at Manila Embassy

10-21-2010 : Additional requested supporting evidence received at embassy

11-05-2010 : I-130 application approved

11-11-2010 : Received Packet 3 via Fed Ex with MNL Case #

11-18-2010 : Packet 3 (DS-230 and Interview request) received at embassy

11-22-2010 : Calling to try and get an interview date set!

12-16-2010 : Medical completed in Manila at St. Lukes

12-17-2010 : Flying back to the US to prepare for Maricel's arrival

01-12-2011 : Interview Set

01-12-2011 : APPROVED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

01-20-2011 : Receive Visa

01-25-2011 : CFO Seminar completed - ready to go!

02-12-2011 : Leave Manila

02-13-2011 : POE at Houston, TX

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Jamaica
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No.. Once submitted the process for your mother will be 8-10 months. The same for spouses and children under 21 of us citizen who are Immediate relatives.

siblings, spouses/children of Lpr are not considered immediate relatives.


Current cut off date F2A - Current 

Brother's Journey (F2A) - PD Dec 30, 2010


Dec 30 2010 - Notice of Action 1 (NOA1)
May 12 2011 - Notice of Action 2 (NOA2)
May 23 2011 - NVC case # Assigned
Nov 17 2011 - COA / I-864 received
Nov 18 2011 - Sent COA
Apr 30 2012 - Pay AOS fee

Oct 15 2012 - Pay IV fee
Oct 25 2012 - Sent AOS/IV Package

Oct 29 2012 - Pkg Delivered
Dec 24 2012 - Case Complete

May 17 2013 - Interview-Approved

July 19 2013 - Enter the USA

"... Answer when you are called..."

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