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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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My wife's little sister is 14 years old. There is a situation where she is looking at being homeless. My wife very much wants to bring her to the USA by anyway possible.

What are the options of bring her to the USA and what are the time frames and cost involved. Is it possible to sponsor as an exchange student or anything?

What would be the quickest way to get her here? If my wife became her legal guardian would that help speed up the process?

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Jamaica
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My wife's little sister is 14 years old. There is a situation where she is looking at being homeless. My wife very much wants to bring her to the USA by anyway possible.

What are the options of bring her to the USA and what are the time frames and cost involved. Is it possible to sponsor as an exchange student or anything?

What would be the quickest way to get her here? If my wife became her legal guardian would that help speed up the process?

can try for student visa give her few years. adoption work. if your wife is a us citizen she can petition for her which few years


Current cut off date F2A - Current 

Brother's Journey (F2A) - PD Dec 30, 2010


Dec 30 2010 - Notice of Action 1 (NOA1)
May 12 2011 - Notice of Action 2 (NOA2)
May 23 2011 - NVC case # Assigned
Nov 17 2011 - COA / I-864 received
Nov 18 2011 - Sent COA
Apr 30 2012 - Pay AOS fee

Oct 15 2012 - Pay IV fee
Oct 25 2012 - Sent AOS/IV Package

Oct 29 2012 - Pkg Delivered
Dec 24 2012 - Case Complete

May 17 2013 - Interview-Approved

July 19 2013 - Enter the USA

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Switzerland
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My wife's little sister is 14 years old. There is a situation where she is looking at being homeless. My wife very much wants to bring her to the USA by anyway possible.

What are the options of bring her to the USA and what are the time frames and cost involved. Is it possible to sponsor as an exchange student or anything?

What would be the quickest way to get her here? If my wife became her legal guardian would that help speed up the process?

Given that your wife is a U.S. citizen, she can petition her sister to live in the U.S., but for this process it will take 10 years upto 20 years.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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My wife's little sister is 14 years old. There is a situation where she is looking at being homeless. My wife very much wants to bring her to the USA by anyway possible.

What are the options of bring her to the USA and what are the time frames and cost involved. Is it possible to sponsor as an exchange student or anything?

What would be the quickest way to get her here? If my wife became her legal guardian would that help speed up the process?

As for the options of bring your wife's sister to the United states. She (Wife)needs to become a US Citizen first. That's about 5 - 10 years from now. She would then file for I-130. This process can take many years to be approved.

To petition to bring your sibling (brother or sister) to live in the United States as a green card holder, you must be a U.S. citizen and at least 21 years of age. Permanent residents may not petition to bring siblings to live permanently in the United States.

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=b8c93e4d77d73210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=b8c93e4d77d73210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD

I am not sure on the F-1 (Student) visa process.

In the short time I would suggest seeking other family members that would take her in there. If your finances are enough to support her sister to find an apartment or share with another relative. That would be a short term or long term solution. When you wife starts to work she can contribute to that support until the sister is able to find work there.

Depend on where your wife's sister is located in Phils. Rents for apartments, studios, or bed spacers can run anywhere from $50 - $150. Being that she is only 14 years old. I doubt there is much employment. She should be attending high school. The other catch to supporting the sister is the monthly allowance and who is monitoring that budget.

This avenue of supporting can be a slipper slop if you don't know how to manage the money being sent. I would strongly suggest getting in contact with a grand parent(s), aunt(s) that will take her in. Then you can send a smaller budget per month so she not a burden on the relative.

The Visa process does not give too much sympathy to these situations. Student Visa are for that purpose. To come to USA and study graduate. Then return to there home country.


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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Jamaica
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As for the options of bring your wife's sister to the United states. She (Wife)needs to become a US Citizen first. That's about 5 - 10 years from now. She would then file for I-130. This process can take many years to be approved.

To petition to bring your sibling (brother or sister) to live in the United States as a green card holder, you must be a U.S. citizen and at least 21 years of age. Permanent residents may not petition to bring siblings to live permanently in the United States.

taking up to 10 years to apply/become a citizen is way off unless the person spends more than 1/2 of their time NOT living in the US. Since she is married to a US citizen she may eligible to apply for US Citizenship after 3 years of resident status if married to the same USC who petitioned for her and no issues to block an approval


Current cut off date F2A - Current 

Brother's Journey (F2A) - PD Dec 30, 2010


Dec 30 2010 - Notice of Action 1 (NOA1)
May 12 2011 - Notice of Action 2 (NOA2)
May 23 2011 - NVC case # Assigned
Nov 17 2011 - COA / I-864 received
Nov 18 2011 - Sent COA
Apr 30 2012 - Pay AOS fee

Oct 15 2012 - Pay IV fee
Oct 25 2012 - Sent AOS/IV Package

Oct 29 2012 - Pkg Delivered
Dec 24 2012 - Case Complete

May 17 2013 - Interview-Approved

July 19 2013 - Enter the USA

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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taking up to 10 years to apply/become a citizen is way off unless the person spends more than 1/2 of their time NOT living in the US. Since she is married to a US citizen she may eligible to apply for US Citizenship after 3 years of resident status if married to the same USC who petitioned for her and no issues to block an approval

So let see no LPR has ever in the history of immigration waited until there 10th year to file for (Citizenship Naturalization)????? No person has ever applied for there (Citizenship Naturalization) in there 5th year of LPR??? Please let me know!!

I was giving a basic time frame. YES you can apply for (Citizenship Naturalization) in the third year. He is asking the most fastest way to bring his wife's sibling here. Which in any you stack will take years many years....

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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Fastest way would be an F1 student visa. You'd need to show you can pay not only for her care (food, housing etc), but also the school fees. Public school is NOT free for visa holders, you are looking at around %25'000/ year.


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Sure, some people wait 10 years but suggesting it as a basic timeline is silly because there is no reason someone looking for the FASTEST way to bring a sibling would dilly-dally an extra 7 years if that was part of the necessary process, as it would be to petition a sibling.

OP, is the sister an orphan?


OUR TIMELINE

I am the USC, husband is adjusting from B2.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

08.06.2010 - Sent off I-485
08.25.2010 - NOA hard copies received (x4), case status available online: 765, 131, 130.
10.15.2010 - RFE received: need 2 additional photos for AP.
10.18.2010 - RFE response sent certified mail
10.21.2010 - Service request placed for biometrics
10.25.2010 - RFE received per USCIS
10.26.2010 - Text/email received - AP approved!
10.28.2010 - Biometrics appointment received, dated 10/22 - set for 11/19 @ 3:00 PM
11.01.2010 - Successful biometrics walk-in @ 9:45 AM; EAD card sent for production text/email @ 2:47 PM! I-485 case status now available online.
11.04.2010 - Text/Email (2nd) - EAD card sent for production
11.08.2010 - Text/Email (3rd) - EAD approved
11.10.2010 - EAD received
12.11.2010 - Interview letter received - 01.13.11
01.13.2011 - Interview - no decision on the spot
01.24.2011 - Approved! Card production ordered!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

11.02.2012 - Mailed I-751 packet to VSC
11.08.2012 - Checks cashed
11.10.2012 - NOA1 received, dated 11.06.2012
11.17.2012 - Biometrics letter received for 12.05.2012
11.23.2012 - Successful early biometrics walk-in

05.03.2013 - Approved! Card production ordered!

CITIZENSHIP

Filing in November 2013

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Sure, some people wait 10 years but suggesting it as a basic timeline is silly because there is no reason someone looking for the FASTEST way to bring a sibling would dilly-dally an extra 7 years if that was part of the necessary process, as it would be to petition a sibling.

OP, is the sister an orphan?

Ok you and other OP are correct :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: . Why would someone wait that long (5 - 10 yrs) if their intent is to petition for there sibling. They would try to speed through the process here as fast as possible. :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

I will ask this question.. Once a person becomes a Naturalized Citizen, how long does it take for the petition for a sibling to be review and approved??? I know the answer already but would love to here it from yourself and the other person....


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The entire process, from petition to visa, takes about 10 years ... Significantly longer in some countries like the Phillipines. Though, if the child in question is going to be homeless because she is orphaned, adoption may be possible.


OUR TIMELINE

I am the USC, husband is adjusting from B2.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

08.06.2010 - Sent off I-485
08.25.2010 - NOA hard copies received (x4), case status available online: 765, 131, 130.
10.15.2010 - RFE received: need 2 additional photos for AP.
10.18.2010 - RFE response sent certified mail
10.21.2010 - Service request placed for biometrics
10.25.2010 - RFE received per USCIS
10.26.2010 - Text/email received - AP approved!
10.28.2010 - Biometrics appointment received, dated 10/22 - set for 11/19 @ 3:00 PM
11.01.2010 - Successful biometrics walk-in @ 9:45 AM; EAD card sent for production text/email @ 2:47 PM! I-485 case status now available online.
11.04.2010 - Text/Email (2nd) - EAD card sent for production
11.08.2010 - Text/Email (3rd) - EAD approved
11.10.2010 - EAD received
12.11.2010 - Interview letter received - 01.13.11
01.13.2011 - Interview - no decision on the spot
01.24.2011 - Approved! Card production ordered!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

11.02.2012 - Mailed I-751 packet to VSC
11.08.2012 - Checks cashed
11.10.2012 - NOA1 received, dated 11.06.2012
11.17.2012 - Biometrics letter received for 12.05.2012
11.23.2012 - Successful early biometrics walk-in

05.03.2013 - Approved! Card production ordered!

CITIZENSHIP

Filing in November 2013

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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The problem with adoption is that it takes time and she would probably age out before it got done ( and then there is the question about it being accepted for immigration purposes. _ ) Money is probably better spent schooling her there.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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The entire process, from petition to visa, takes about 10 years ... Significantly longer in some countries like the Phillipines. Though, if the child in question is going to be homeless because she is orphaned, adoption may be possible.

Thank you. Same time frame I had. 10 years if not longer...


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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private catholic school in yer town. they can handle the student visa paperwork, no problem.

find one on Tuesday, go in and talk with admissions office.

Then be prepared to spend a lot of money.

fwiw, catholic boarding schools exist in the PI, is better for her and cheaper for you in the long run to keep her in one of those.


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Thank you. Same time frame I had. 10 years if not longer...

Absolutely. I was just clarifying it was 10+ years total from time of citizenship, which would generally be 3-5 years or less depending on how long she has been an LPR, not 10 years for citizenship plus 10 years for the petition. If that's what you meant and I misunderstood, I apologize.


OUR TIMELINE

I am the USC, husband is adjusting from B2.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

08.06.2010 - Sent off I-485
08.25.2010 - NOA hard copies received (x4), case status available online: 765, 131, 130.
10.15.2010 - RFE received: need 2 additional photos for AP.
10.18.2010 - RFE response sent certified mail
10.21.2010 - Service request placed for biometrics
10.25.2010 - RFE received per USCIS
10.26.2010 - Text/email received - AP approved!
10.28.2010 - Biometrics appointment received, dated 10/22 - set for 11/19 @ 3:00 PM
11.01.2010 - Successful biometrics walk-in @ 9:45 AM; EAD card sent for production text/email @ 2:47 PM! I-485 case status now available online.
11.04.2010 - Text/Email (2nd) - EAD card sent for production
11.08.2010 - Text/Email (3rd) - EAD approved
11.10.2010 - EAD received
12.11.2010 - Interview letter received - 01.13.11
01.13.2011 - Interview - no decision on the spot
01.24.2011 - Approved! Card production ordered!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

11.02.2012 - Mailed I-751 packet to VSC
11.08.2012 - Checks cashed
11.10.2012 - NOA1 received, dated 11.06.2012
11.17.2012 - Biometrics letter received for 12.05.2012
11.23.2012 - Successful early biometrics walk-in

05.03.2013 - Approved! Card production ordered!

CITIZENSHIP

Filing in November 2013

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