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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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I came here with a Fiance visa .. and i left my younger sister in the Philippines she is 13 years old now, and i took care of her ever since my mom start working abroad and she was 5years old at that time.. now my aunties are taking care of her and i want her to be with me soooo bad.. how can i bring her here?? should i adopt her?? i am only 23 years old but my husband is 34.. is there a chance to expedite the process if i tell them that i am her guardian , and i raised her..??

pls i hope any opinion will be appreciated..thanks!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Serbia
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I came here with a Fiance visa .. and i left my younger sister in the Philippines she is 13 years old now, and i took care of her ever since my mom start working abroad and she was 5years old at that time.. now my aunties are taking care of her and i want her to be with me soooo bad.. how can i bring her here?? should i adopt her?? i am only 23 years old but my husband is 34.. is there a chance to expedite the process if i tell them that i am her guardian , and i raised her..??

pls i hope any opinion will be appreciated..thanks!

I think the process is quicker for children rather then siblings, so by adopting her, you become their parent and I think you have a better chance of having her over quicker. I think visa for siblings take years. What is your staus, i.e. when did you arrive on a fiance visa?

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Adoptions do not work for children who are not orphans. Since her parents are alive, the adoption won't be valid for immigration purposes. THis is something you should have looked into before you moved here, imo.


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Adoptions do not work for children who are not orphans. Since her parents are alive, the adoption won't be valid for immigration purposes. THis is something you should have looked into before you moved here, imo.

If it worked, tons of people would be adopting siblings to get them in the USA. Fastest way to get her sister here, is to become a citizen, bring her mother over, who could then bring her sister over. The wait for bringing a sibling is very long from the Philippines.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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** Moving from K1 fiance visa to Bringing Family forum ***

No way to speed up the very slow sibling petition, unless you petition your mom and she then petitions your sister.

If your finances are good, you could look into a F1 student visa for her, these are available for schools too. It's not a permanent solution but it would get her here for a few years at least. She would need to pay fees, even in a state school, so this is not cheap.


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Once you have become a US citizen, so presumably in 2015 or '16, you can file an I-130 petition for your sister. The waiting time is close to 24 years for the F4 family preference category and the Philippines, so your sister will have to stay put 'til about 2039 or 2040.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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thank you all for the reply.. I arrived here in the US last August 30 this year.. I am worried tht my relatives cant take care of her like i do.. and my mom is abroad and we dont have dad.. we have diff father which we never met.. i just wnt her to see what i see here..and experience what i am experiencing right now.. i want to enjoy the things i am enjoying.. she is not just my sister but i treat her like my own child. thanks guys... at least i have an idea on how to take care of this matter..

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Mexico
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thank you all for the reply.. I arrived here in the US last August 30 this year.. I am worried tht my relatives cant take care of her like i do.. and my mom is abroad and we dont have dad.. we have diff father which we never met.. i just wnt her to see what i see here..and experience what i am experiencing right now.. i want to enjoy the things i am enjoying.. she is not just my sister but i treat her like my own child. thanks guys... at least i have an idea on how to take care of this matter..

It must be so wonderful to have you as a sister. I hope everything turns out well for you both.


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December 8, 2009 - Met in Monterrey, Mexico
December 28, 2010 - Officially started dating!
July 2,2011 - He proposed in Downtown Monterrey, Mexico, I accepted
September 16, 2011 - Mailed I-129F Application
September 19, 2011 - I-129F arrived at Dallas Lockbox
September 22, 2011 - NOA1
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September 26, 2011 - NOA1 hard copy arrived in the mail
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February 16, 2012 - Packet 3 (invitation letter) arrives in the mail.
March 12, 2012 - ASC Appointment
March 15, 2012 - Interview at Consulate in CDJ.
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April 18, 2012 - POE - Houston, Texas
June 9, 2012 - Married!

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August 2, 2012 - Received Biometrics Letter
August 16, 2012 - Received Hard Copy of NOA1
August 23, 2012 - Biometrics
September 25, 2012 - Approved I131
September 25, 2012 - EAD/AP Combo Card sent to production
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