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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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VJ,

This is my second post on VJ and thanks to everyone on these forums and wonderful guides, I submitted my I-129F to get my fiance to move to the US with me.

While talking about our future, I mentioned to her that a lot people have been asking about her parents... and if they are going to move to the US at some point of time.

I've searched here, Google, etc. and haven't came up with a solid answer.

What's the best process to have her mom and dad move to the US? What forms should I start with? Is it all possible?

I make enough money where (I assume) I could take care of the whole family. Any advice would be so, so much appreciated. Like I said, I looked far and wide and am trying to figure out where to start.

So VJ, can my fiance's parents in Ukraine eventually make it to the USA if we decide to down the road?

Thanks!

G & I

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Argentina
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VJ,

This is my second post on VJ and thanks to everyone on these forums and wonderful guides, I submitted my I-129F to get my fiance to move to the US with me.

While talking about our future, I mentioned to her that a lot people have been asking about her parents... and if they are going to move to the US at some point of time.

I've searched here, Google, etc. and haven't came up with a solid answer.

What's the best process to have her mom and dad move to the US? What forms should I start with? Is it all possible?

I make enough money where (I assume) I could take care of the whole family. Any advice would be so, so much appreciated. Like I said, I looked far and wide and am trying to figure out where to start.

So VJ, can my fiance's parents in Ukraine eventually make it to the USA if we decide to down the road?

Thanks!

G & I

you cannot petition for any family member of hers. only when she becomes a USC in the future she can petition for her parents. She will be the sponsor, and you can be the co-sponsor as her husband, if needed. Parents are filed separatly, so when she becomes as USC she will file one petition for her mother and another petition for her father.

In the mean time, they can get a tourist visa to visit.

B-)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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you cannot petition for any family member of hers. only when she becomes a USC in the future she can petition for her parents. She will be the sponsor, and you can be the co-sponsor as her husband, if needed. Parents are filed separatly, so when she becomes as USC she will file one petition for her mother and another petition for her father.

In the mean time, they can get a tourist visa to visit.

B-)

Thank you for your upfront reply.

So in order for them to eventually come, it would take years and years...

I wonder, from the time we got married and she had an AOS, then lifting of conditions... how long will it take? It seems like it would be years upon years to get them over here.

Any clue?

Thanks.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Argentina
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Thank you for your upfront reply.

So in order for them to eventually come, it would take years and years...

I wonder, from the time we got married and she had an AOS, then lifting of conditions... how long will it take? It seems like it would be years upon years to get them over here.

Any clue?

Thanks.

to file for citizenship, she has to be married to you for 3 years and be a LPR for 3 years, so after lifting the conditions, if she qualifies, she can file for naturalization.

once she gets her Naturalization Certificate, she can file for her parents.

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Thailand
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Thank you for your upfront reply.

So in order for them to eventually come, it would take years and years...

I wonder, from the time we got married and she had an AOS, then lifting of conditions... how long will it take? It seems like it would be years upon years to get them over here.

Any clue?

Thanks.

Plan on at least 10 years. If you want to try the tourist visa first study the " strongest ties " rule that has to be complied with by them. This can be difficult but they may qualify if the case is presented correctly. No one can say how it will go for them because every case is decided on its own merits. From what I have seen its not easy for people from the Ukraine. Their age may help quite a bit.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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Look to a bit less than one year for her to arrive and you get married. Then she file to be LPR and then 3 years to be able to file for citizen ship then a year to bring her parents. So 5 plus years from now.


This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this.

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Also consider the age of the parents, as USCIS surely does. You may want to inquire about health care cost for two old folks, whatever age they are. My annual premium is $18K right now, and I'm healthy as an ox, so better budget that in if you sign on the dotted line of the Affidavit of Support.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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I married my fiancee in 1989. She got her US citizenship in 1993. She filed for her mother in 1993, and her mom entered the USA in 1994. Be sure her parents get medical insurance. You will be responsible for their support, and any medical bills.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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There are many many other routes other than sponsorship through their daughter.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Guatemala
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I married my fiancee in 1989. She got her US citizenship in 1993. She filed for her mother in 1993, and her mom entered the USA in 1994. Be sure her parents get medical insurance. You will be responsible for their support, and any medical bills.

your time is amazing everyone keeps telling it usually takes 10 to 15 years for the entire process

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: India
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Also consider the age of the parents, as USCIS surely does. You may want to inquire about health care cost for two old folks, whatever age they are. My annual premium is $18K right now, and I'm healthy as an ox, so better budget that in if you sign on the dotted line of the Affidavit of Support.

U must be kiddin' bob.... My friend's parents just visited him from India to US for a period of 5 months and there insurance was only 1800$ not 18k$ (like u said). And both of them are in there 50's. U must be having high insurance cost due to smoking etc. Dont wanna offend u but plz dont give wrong or incomplete information here.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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your time is amazing everyone keeps telling it usually takes 10 to 15 years for the entire process

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Sounds about right, 3 years plus say 6 month for citizenship process and 9 months for mothers petition.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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U must be kiddin' bob.... My friend's parents just visited him from India to US for a period of 5 months and there insurance was only 1800$ not 18k$ (like u said). And both of them are in there 50's. U must be having high insurance cost due to smoking etc. Dont wanna offend u but plz dont give wrong or incomplete information here.

Anurag,

I don't think you can compare your third-hand knowledge of the cost of insurance for a couple traveling to the US with Bob's first-hand knowledge of his own health insurance premiums. Aside from the fact that Bob writes his own check each month, premiums for a full-blown policy and a travel policy are two completely different things, with completely different price points and completely different coverage. And if even Bob were wrong on the dollar amount, his advice to consider the cost of health insurance carefully, particularly for older people, is still sound and should encourage someone to do further research into what actual costs would be.

Please don't insult someone by calling him out for "wrong or incomplete information" when you clearly don't understand what he is talking about.

(And as a side note, saying "dont wanna offend" doesn't make something inoffensive. I was offended on Bob's behalf, especially since he took the time to provide helpful advice, with full words written out, spelled correctly, unlike you.)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ukraine
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Thank you for your upfront reply.

So in order for them to eventually come, it would take years and years...

I wonder, from the time we got married and she had an AOS, then lifting of conditions... how long will it take? It seems like it would be years upon years to get them over here.

Any clue?

Thanks.

3 years from the time she gets her first green card, she can apply for citizenship. That takes another 6 months or so. It can be 3-12 months from when she arrives until she gets her green card. So, she will be a citizen 3-1/2 to 5 years from when she arrives (a lot depends on you) Then she can petition her parents and that will take about 1 year.

your time is amazing everyone keeps telling it usually takes 10 to 15 years for the entire process

Anyone telling you that is wrong.

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