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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Egypt

Question on behalf of an acquaintance:

US Citizen is planning to marry an Egyptian. The Egyptian isn't sure she actually wants to live in the US. US citizen suggests that she come over on a fiance visa, they get married and decide if they want to live here or move elsewhere.

If they decide to live here, how could the Egyptian bring her 1 year old child over at that point? I seem to remember there is a derivative visa that an immigrant can use, but I would guess that is only at the time of the mother's visa petition. So it would be this - http://www.visajourney.com/content/child ? How long would that process take? And if the mother is here in the US, who would be in charge of the paperwork back in Egypt?


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland

How long after the mother comes over do they plan to bring the child? If it's within one year, then they simply start the "follow to join" process, takes a few months, sometimes less. Child will need a medical but I doubt they'll interview a 2 year old :) Paperwork can be sent to whoever is taking care of the child, but unless that person has a US visa, mom and/ or stepdad will need to fly to Egypt to collect the child.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam

Read the first "Note:" on the page you linked. The child would be eligible for a K2 visa. The only thing they have to do at the petition stage is list the child in part B, section 13 of the I-129F. When it comes time to send the visa application to the consulate they can either apply for the child's visa at the same time, or just apply for the K1. The child is eligible to submit a visa application up to one year after the K1 visa has been issued. If they wait more than one year then the process described on that page becomes necessary - an immigrant visa petition just for the child, and about a year of additional processing time.

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