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Dear All,

First of all I would like to thank everyone for their contributions to this site, I've enjoyed lurking around for some days now.

Okay here's my situation.

My wife and I gave birth in the US to a lovely baby boy a year ago, neither her nor I are US citizens. We made the decision to give birth in the US to give our child a headstart in life ( well who can blame us). We all came from developping countries currently living in on of the most happening cities in the world ( i.e shanghai).

We all hold decent jobs, with good pay and really no other major issue. It cost us a fortune to do this, but it was perfect,everything went as smoothly as it can get, and not once did we encounter a problem during the whole process(we did our homework and prepared well, financially and psychologically).

we are thinking of moving to US when the boy is 5 years old for him to start school, and this is where you come in.

FYI, I work for a British company while my wife works for an american company ( she's fairly high up on the ladder, we're all based in Shanghai.

in our situation, what's the best route ( if any) can we explore to get a US Green Card or PR?

We would like our son to go to school in US all the way till college graduation, meaning we will have to be there with him, seeking new employments and all.

Any advice will be hightly appreciated and I will find a way to make it worth your while ( probably by just replying to as many topics as possible).

Thanks again.

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Birth tourism... :no:

You can look for a work visa. Your baby's status gives you nothing.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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Since your wife is high up, she should check with her company about an L visa for her to transfer to a US branch of her company. Depending on your country of citizenship, you may also qualify for the DV lottery. Your son cannot get you into the US for many years yet.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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Another vote for the company transfer.

You need to speak with your management/HR.


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Work visa is going to be the only possible way, or DV. I'm assuming you didn't violate your visas or overstay in coming here to give birth.

Otherwise you can look into boarding school in America for your child.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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I'm sorry to sound incredulous, but the 'tour company' that you paid your monies to, to come to USA and handle the birth,

what did THEY tell you, way back, when you were paying that first deposit? [in regards to what is do-able for the child's citizenship usage]


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Another vote for the company transfer.

You need to speak with your management/HR.

Thanks all for all your input, actually we are also leaning more towards the "company transfer" option which is almost certain to happen should we decide to choose it. We just wanted to know what else is out there.

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I'm sorry to sound incredulous, but the 'tour company' that you paid your monies to, to come to USA and handle the birth,

what did THEY tell you, way back, when you were paying that first deposit? [in regards to what is do-able for the child's citizenship usage]

Thanks Darnell for your input,actually we didn't use any tour company,agent,or middle man we did everything by ourselves.Getting a visa wasn't an issue because we've all previously been in the US.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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are you and yer wife PRC people, or something else? if something else, what ?


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Filed: IR-5 Country: United Kingdom
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Until he is 18 and can petition for his parents.

can't do anything til ur child turns 18

No,21 is the age that the child could file a petition for the parents not 18!


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No,21 is the age that the child could file a petition for the parents not 18!

This is true, I stand corrected.

From USCIS website:

Eligibility

To petition for your parents (mother or father) to live in the United States as green card holders, you must be a U.S. citizen and at least 21 years old.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Peru
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Birth tourism is as valid as any other. People who want to come here to enrich their lives as well as the community they will be in here in the US are always welcome.

Why would anyone ever be negative about someone who does everything by-the-book? It is refreshing to see someone who wants a bright future for his/her family and is not intent on getting that by sponging off everyone else, for a change. (I live in Houston where the majority of the translating here is done by young kids for their parents. Sigh.)

Good luck with your family.


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This is true, I stand corrected.

From USCIS website:

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I-130 SENT 2012/01/20

I-130 NOA1 2012/01/24

I-130 NOA2 2012/06/12

NVC receiv 2012/07/02

NVC case # 2012/07/13

DS-3032 emailed 2012/07/13

AOS paid 2012/07/20

AOS sent 2012/07/23

DS-3032 Accepted 2012/07/24

IV paid 2012/07/25

IV/DS-230 sent 2012/07/26

RFE missing pay stubs 2012/08/03

Case completed 2012/08/16

Inteview Date 2012/10/16

221g (new co-sponsor and proof of domicile for my son) crazy stuff!

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