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What is the process for bringing in a child born out of country to US citizen who never came to USA after she relocated to another country 24 years ag

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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I am a US citizen born in US but residing in Pakistan. I along with my parents migrated to Pakistan when I was just 3 months old. Since then I never came to USA. Now I am 24 years old and married. I recently had a daughter in Pakistan and I want to bring her to the USA. Which Visa should I apply for her from Pakistan. What is the process? Some people tell me that I have to apply for her green card and start the process by filing form I 130 and send it to Chicago because I never fulfilled the US citizen residency requirement of living here for atleast 5 years. Please help by letting me know what is the process for me to bring her to the USA.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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I am a US citizen born in US but residing in Pakistan. I along with my parents migrated to Pakistan when I was just 3 months old. Since then I never came to USA. Now I am 24 years old and married. I recently had a daughter in Pakistan and I want to bring her to the USA. I applied and got my US passport. My question is Which Visa should I apply for her from Pakistan. What is the process? I called the US consulate in Islamabad and they tell me that I have to apply for her green card and start the process by filing form I 130 and send it to Chicago because I never fulfilled the US citizen residency requirement of living here for atleast 5 years. Please help by letting me know what is the process for me to bring her to the USA.

Do you have US passport ?

Yes I recently got a US passport from the US consulate in Islamabad.

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Filed: Country: Vietnam (no flag)
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I am a US citizen born in US but residing in Pakistan. I along with my parents migrated to Pakistan when I was just 3 months old. Since then I never came to USA. Now I am 24 years old and married. I recently had a daughter in Pakistan and I want to bring her to the USA. Which Visa should I apply for her from Pakistan. What is the process? Some people tell me that I have to apply for her green card and start the process by filing form I 130 and send it to Chicago because I never fulfilled the US citizen residency requirement of living here for atleast 5 years. Please help by letting me know what is the process for me to bring her to the USA.

You do not meet the residency requirement to pass US citizenship on to your child.

To pass US citizenship to your child, you must have lived in the US for at least 5 years (of which 2 years are after age 14) in order to pass US citizenship to your child.

You must file an I-130 for your child. You do not need to meet the I-864 Affidavit of Support for your child because your child will automatically get US citizenship AFTER immigrating to the US.

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Your spouse is another matter. You will need to file a separate I-130 for your spouse. You will also need to have an I-864 for your spouse. If you do not meet the poverty level (you are not likely to meet it without a job that will continue after you relocate to the US unless you have lots of assets), you will need a Joint Sponsor who earns enough to for his/her household and your spouse.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Thanks soo much for your answer.

You do not meet the residency requirement to pass US citizenship on to your child.

To pass US citizenship to your child, you must have lived in the US for at least 5 years (of which 2 years are after age 14) in order to pass US citizenship to your child.

You must file an I-130 for your child. You do not need to meet the I-864 Affidavit of Support for your child because your child will automatically get US citizenship AFTER immigrating to the US.

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Your spouse is another matter. You will need to file a separate I-130 for your spouse. You will also need to have an I-864 for your spouse. If you do not meet the poverty level (you are not likely to meet it without a job that will continue after you relocate to the US unless you have lots of assets), you will need a Joint Sponsor who earns enough to for his/her household and your spouse.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to Bringing Family Members of US Citizens to America forum.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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