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I'm pretty sure I know the answer to this, but I'll ask anyway. Is there any way for my Cdn niece to come here for high school using a student VISA? I realize she is NOT a close enough relative for me to sponsor her (too bad).

We have a family situation where she needs more supervision then she currently gets and we don't want to see her promising life fall apart. My brother is a single dad dealing with 2 daughters as best he can (she is the teenager about to enter high school). Her mother is an absent parent for the most part who uses drugs and is on welfare with 3 additional children beyond the 2 she had with my brother (need less to say she is NOT a great influence on my nieces)

When I lived back home, I saw them very regularly and tried to be teh positive female influence in their lives, but alas I am far away.

Thoughts? Suggestions (the immigration kind please)


Wiz(USC) and Udella(Cdn & USC!)

Naturalization

02/22/11 - Filed

02/28/11 - NOA

03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

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Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

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K-1 Timeline:

Oct 06, 2008 - I-129F sent to USCIS

Jul 08, 2009 - Interview at Montreal Consulate

Jul 10, 2009 - US Entry. POE: Buffalo, NY

Jul 15, 2009 - Marriage

AOS Timeline:

July 29, 2009 - AOS, AP, and EAD sent to USCIS

July 30, 2009 - USCIS receives Documents.

Aug 05, 2009 - Received NOA Dated July 31.

Aug 10, 2009 - Biometrics letter. Appointment date: Sep 2nd.

Aug 13, 2009 - AOS transferred to CSC.

Sep 02, 2009 - Biometrics done at Elizabeth, NJ location.

Sep 16, 2009 - Received emails of EAD(Card production Ordered) and AP(Approval notice sent).

Sep 21, 2009 - Received 2nd email of EAD(Card production Ordered)

Sep 22, 2009 - Received AP.

Sep 26, 2009 - Received EAD Card

Oct 19, 2009 - AOS transferred back to NJ.

Nov 05, 2009 - RFE for I-693

Dec 02, 2009 - USCIS receives I-693 vaccination supplement.

Jan 06, 2010 - RFE for Entire I-693 needed since CBP/USCIS loses our documents.

Feb 04, 2010 - I-693 received by USCIS.

Feb 17, 2010 - Green Card in mail!!!

Conditions Timeline:

Nov 17, 2011 - Sent I-751 application to Vermont office.

Nov 22, 2011 - I-751 Receipt Notice/Extension letter sent by USCIS.

Jan 04, 2012 - Biometrics done at Elizabeth, NJ location.

Aug 31, 2012 - GC approved.

Sep 11, 2012 - GC mailed. USCIS says we should receive within 7 days

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Thanks - unfortunately the situaion isn't quite that dire. I truly wish I could adopt them.

I may have to settle for an extended visit this summer.


Wiz(USC) and Udella(Cdn & USC!)

Naturalization

02/22/11 - Filed

02/28/11 - NOA

03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

******************

Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

******************

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US Private schools and US boarding schools are really the only ones I know of that accept student visas. They aren't cheap.

( my mom and grama always threatened to send me away to school to straighten me out lol. )


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

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Thanks for those links - it appears only post secondary institutions are eligible.

My (Canadian) friend's son spent his highschool years in the U.S. I'll ask him what the process was.

Thanks dear!


Wiz(USC) and Udella(Cdn & USC!)

Naturalization

02/22/11 - Filed

02/28/11 - NOA

03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

******************

Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

******************

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I suppose you could consider adoption depending on how long she would be living with you..

http://www.uscis.gov...000082ca60aRCRD

That's my only suggestion.

Adoption for Immigration purposes is considered immigration fraud and not allowed.

For related party adoptions the must be an orphan or both parents must be incapacitated thereby effectively making the child an orphan.

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F1 Student Visa.

There are British Schools in the US, maybe Canadian ones as well.

Or possibly a Boarding School in Canada?


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If private school is an option (and not all of them are crazy expensive, some of them run like $5,000-$7,000/year) then you may want to call some schools directly and ask them about international students and how/if that could be an option. I'm thinking mroe along the lines of private catholic schools.

There must be people from foreign countries who send their kids to high school in the US.

I hope there is a solution!


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Sent package to VSC - 8/12/11

NOA1 - 8/16/11

Biometrics - 9/14/11

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Got a quick reply from my friend but he veered off into tangents. Why do men do that? :lol: He coaches a number of athletes, among other things, and sends a lot of his kids to specific Prep Schools here in the U.S. His son went to Berkshire Prep school in MA for lacrosse. Does your niece have an athletic talent? Seems to be the thing which attracts the U.S. schools.

Anyway... I have begun asking him specific questions to see if I can get a proper answer. Basically, it sounds like you should be looking into Private/Prep schools with international admissions.


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Adoption for Immigration purposes is considered immigration fraud and not allowed.

For related party adoptions the must be an orphan or both parents must be incapacitated thereby effectively making the child an orphan.

Thanks for that. I did not see that when I looked. Good info!

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Thanks - I suspected as much and unfortunately she's more of a music artsy girl than athletic.

I'll just have to exert some influence from afar and work on longer vacations with her.

Got a quick reply from my friend but he veered off into tangents. Why do men do that? :lol: He coaches a number of athletes, among other things, and sends a lot of his kids to specific Prep Schools here in the U.S. His son went to Berkshire Prep school in MA for lacrosse. Does your niece have an athletic talent? Seems to be the thing which attracts the U.S. schools.

Anyway... I have begun asking him specific questions to see if I can get a proper answer. Basically, it sounds like you should be looking into Private/Prep schools with international admissions.


Wiz(USC) and Udella(Cdn & USC!)

Naturalization

02/22/11 - Filed

02/28/11 - NOA

03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

******************

Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

******************

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