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Quick question about bringing mother to the US

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I was just looking at the requirements for bringing my mother to the US (yes I know I have to be a USC... not planning to file this thing for her anytime soon, no worries) -- but something came up and it's making me wonder if she would even be eligible.

Here's the thing: my mother is not (never has been) married. My father is married to another woman, and was married to her when he met my mother and moved in with her. He never divorced his first wife, he just moved in with my mother one day. I'm not touching that with a ten-foot pole, they just don't talk about it, I have no clue what exactly went on there. I imagine it must have been quite interesting, whatever it was.

Anyway, my question is, would this disqualify my mother? She has been living with my father for 30+ years, but they're not legally married, because my father is married to this other lady, who he refuses to divorce (like I said... I have no clue). My father does not speak to his wife or sees her at all, ever. He is retired, turning 70 this year, and never leaves the house...

So uh, I was born out of wedlock to a single parent who was having an affair with a married man, I guess? I'm not even sure. Is this going to be a problem?

Income and all the other requirements will not be an issue for me, it's just this one thing that I'm worried about. I'm an only child and pretty much the only family she has, and I would really like to bring her to the US and keep her close to me.

Thanks in advance!

Edit: forgot to mention that mom will be in her late 60s/early 70s by the time I can apply for her.

Edited by xocanin

12/23/2010 - filed

05/02/2011 - petition approved

07/19/2011 - interview (approved!!!!!)

08/16/2011 - POE Houston TX

09/19/2011 - married!

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You will be able to petition for your mother. Your family situation will not affect her immigration to the US. Since your mother will be immigrating to the US in her late 60s or early 70s, you might want to start looking into getting medical insurance for her since she will not be eligible for Medicare or Medicaid.

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You will be able to petition for your mother. Your family situation will not affect her immigration to the US. Since your mother will be immigrating to the US in her late 60s or early 70s, you might want to start looking into getting medical insurance for her since she will not be eligible for Medicare or Medicaid.

The health insurance won't be a problem. It's just the marriage certificate thing that worries me.


12/23/2010 - filed

05/02/2011 - petition approved

07/19/2011 - interview (approved!!!!!)

08/16/2011 - POE Houston TX

09/19/2011 - married!

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The health insurance won't be a problem. It's just the marriage certificate thing that worries me.

it doesn't matter in this case, she's single. if she were married or divorce, she has to include those documents.

since she isn't, you should put that she is unmarried.

more important than that is your birth certificate, where it says that she is your mother.

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No problem petitioning your mom, she is your mom on the birth cert and has brought you up.

If you wanted to petition for your dad, there may be an issue- they might ask for a DNA test to prove he is biologically your dad. But your mom should have no problem getting the visa.


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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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No problem petitioning your mom, she is your mom on the birth cert and has brought you up.

If you wanted to petition for your dad, there may be an issue- they might ask for a DNA test to prove he is biologically your dad. But your mom should have no problem getting the visa.

Really not thinking about dad at all, I don't think he'd be interested. I'm just really attached to my mom, so I was afraid this would be a problem. Thank you all for your help! I love this forum. :yes:


12/23/2010 - filed

05/02/2011 - petition approved

07/19/2011 - interview (approved!!!!!)

08/16/2011 - POE Houston TX

09/19/2011 - married!

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