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Filing for Parents of USC - advice needed before filing

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Hi guys,

I am a US Citizen, filing I-130 for my parents who live in India. I had 2 questions related to filing.

1. Should I mail the application in one envelope with separate checks and a single cover sheet? I believe this is true but just wanted to confirm.

2. Should I file for my parents when they visit me in US (so that the processing happens in US and not at an embassy) or while they are still in India. I am concerned that if I file for them while they are in India, they may have problems visiting me in the US on a tourist visa while the application is being processed. Is that true? Is there any benefit to waiting for them to visit me in the US before filing?

Anything else I should be aware of before I file? I finally got their marriage certificate which was the last document I needed.

Thanks in advance everyone for your replies - I appreciate it.

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You can mail application in one envelop with separate I 130 and separate Checks and documents. Just to be safe add two documents for each I 130.

Do your parents have tourists visa? How old are they? Sometimes it is hard to get tourists visa once you applied for I 130.

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stlMac - Thanks for your response.

My parents are in their mid 60s. They have tourist visa which is valid till 2020, so getting a new visa is not going to be a concern. I'm worried they might be turned back once they land in US since their application will be in process.

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Tourists visas are for visiting not emigrating.

Have you investigated Health Insurance?


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Yes, I know Tourist visa is non-immigrant visa. The previous post had inquired about it, and I was just responding to it.

As for health insurance - I really haven't given it too much thought, but I will pay whatever is needed to get insurance for them.

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