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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: India
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I just received two letters of approval of my I-130 applications for my parents today. Wahoo! :dance:

But, my parents arrived in the US a couple of days ago on visitor's visas and plan on staying here for a few months. They have all their paperwork ready to file for the NVC steps. But I'm a little confused about how I go about letting the processing guys know that my parents are in the US already and try to get their interviews while they're here in the US. Is that even possible? Or will they have to go back to their home country for the interviews? Any help is appreciated! Much thanks. :)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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I just received two letters of approval of my I-130 applications for my parents today. Wahoo! :dance:

But, my parents arrived in the US a couple of days ago on visitor's visas and plan on staying here for a few months. They have all their paperwork ready to file for the NVC steps. But I'm a little confused about how I go about letting the processing guys know that my parents are in the US already and try to get their interviews while they're here in the US. Is that even possible? Or will they have to go back to their home country for the interviews? Any help is appreciated! Much thanks. :)

You cannot interview for a visa in the US. Only US consulates are allowed to conduct visa interviews, and there are no US consulates in the United States.

If your parents did not intend to stay permanently in the US when they arrived then they can apply to adjust their status and get their green cards, and skip the visa application process. The following guide gives an overview of the process, but it presumes the "immediate relative" is a spouse, and that an I-130 will be sent concurrently, so you'll have to make adjustments to the process and required documents accordingly. You don't need to submit an I-130 because it's already been approved. Follow the instructions for the I-485, and submit a copy of the I-130 approval notice.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?autocom=custom&page=i130guide2


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: India
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You cannot interview for a visa in the US. Only US consulates are allowed to conduct visa interviews, and there are no US consulates in the United States.

If your parents did not intend to stay permanently in the US when they arrived then they can apply to adjust their status and get their green cards, and skip the visa application process. The following guide gives an overview of the process, but it presumes the "immediate relative" is a spouse, and that an I-130 will be sent concurrently, so you'll have to make adjustments to the process and required documents accordingly. You don't need to submit an I-130 because it's already been approved. Follow the instructions for the I-485, and submit a copy of the I-130 approval notice.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?autocom=custom&page=i130guide2

Thank you. They're definitely not going to stay here permanently right now, they have to go back after a few months to take care of things in their home country.

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Thank you. They're definitely not going to stay here permanently right now, they have to go back after a few months to take care of things in their home country.

Then they'll have to wait for the NVC process to be completed, and interview for the visas in their home country. As I said, visa interviews are not conducted in the United States.


12/15/2009 - K1 Visa Interview - APPROVED!

12/29/2009 - Married in Oakland, CA!

08/18/2010 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!

05/01/2013 - Removal of Conditions - APPROVED!

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Then they'll have to wait for the NVC process to be completed, and interview for the visas in their home country. As I said, visa interviews are not conducted in the United States.

Got it. Sounds like there's only two possibilities:

1. Go through the NVC process and go home for the interviews, OR

2. Do the I-485 AOS while they're here and stay the 4 or so months in the US (checked the processing time last night) until the approval comes through.

I'll figure out their schedules and see which one makes more sense.

Many thanks again for all your help. :)

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