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Hi, I'm LPR and I would like to bring my 16 years old daughter to live with me in USA. She would be in Grade 10/11 when I register her in a local high school. I would appreciate if anyone could please advice which is the correct application Form and the faster journey to take for her to join me. Thanks.

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USCIS I-130 Petition for Relative

11/06/14 - I-130 sent

11/10/14- Priority Date

11/12/14 - Notice Date

03/16/14 - Approval Notice

USCIS N-400 Naturalization (GC 07/09/2009)

Lockbox Phoenix, AZ Office FIeld:San Francisco

04/06/15 - Package sent via USPS

04/08/15 - Package delivered to PO Box

04/20/15 - Case accepted, routed to National Center for processing

04/13/15 - Check presented

04/20/15 - Received I-797C NOA

04/2515 - Received Biometric Notice (dd 04/07/2015)

05/08/15 - Biometric Appointment

05/12/15 - Received Notification in line for Testing and interview

06/18/15 - Case updated interview scheduled

06/23/15 - Received Notice (dd 06/19/15)

07/28/15 - Interview & tests - I passed!

07/31/15 - In line for Oath Ceremony

08/26/15 - Oath Ceremony - US Citizen now!

09/16/15 - Passport application

10/02/15 - Passport received

10/19/15 - Naturalization cert returned folded in envelope!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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As an LPR you file an I130 and have to wait for a via number. The current wait is about 2 years so she will be closer to being a senior or starting college. There is no way to shorten the time unless you can become a USC or are married to one.


This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this.

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I was in grade 10 when my father started the petition , and i'm now graduated from high school and still waiting for interview .

If you want fast process then consider applying student visa for her , that will be fast.


USCIS
June 01, 2013 I-130 Started

June 10, 2013 Priority Date
June 14, 2013 NOA 1
September 10, 2013 NOA 2


NVC
October 21, 2013 AoS Fee Paid
December 22, 2013 DS261 Submitted
December 27, 2013 DS261 Accepted ( via email )
December 28, 2013 IV Fee Bill Invoiced
December 29, 2013 AoS Package Sent
December 30, 2013 IV Fee Paid & DS260 Submitted
January 11, 2014 IV Package Sent
January 07, 2014 AoS Package Received ( call NVC )
January 15, 2014 IV Package Received ( call NVC )
January 27,2014 Received AoS Checklists ( email )
January 27,2014 Received IV Checklists ( email )
February 25,2014 Sent IV Checklists back
February 28,2014 IV Checklists Package Delivered
March 5,2014 Sent AOS Checklists back
March 10,2014 AOS Checklists Package Delivered
March 19,2014 Case Completed ( call NVC )
March 22,2014 Case Completed ( CC email )


Consulate
February 05,2015 Interview Letter
March 12,2015 Interview

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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It is hard to get a student visa for high school, and there is a 1 year limit for high school studies. The cost of school is higher than you imagine because public school isn't free for F1 visa holders.


This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this.

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And, student visa applicants need to convince the interviewing visa officer that he/she plans to return to their home country after the end of studies -- and I don't thinl that's really the case, is it?

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Philippines
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Hi, I'm LPR and I would like to bring my 16 years old daughter to live with me in USA. She would be in Grade 10/11 when I register her in a local high school. I would appreciate if anyone could please advice which is the correct application Form and the faster journey to take for her to join me. Thanks.

File i130 as soon as possible.

Guide: http://www.uscis.gov/family/family-us-citizens/children/bringing-children-sons-and-daughters-live-united-states-permanent-residents

Waiting time is 1 year or more depending on the Visa Bulletin for F2A category. http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin.html

I was in grade 10 when my father started the petition , and i'm now graduated from high school and still waiting for interview .

If you want fast process then consider applying student visa for her , that will be fast.

Wrong advice because mother wants her child to live with her PERMANENTLY in the USA.

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Are you married to a USC? Because if you are it would be faster if they petitioned for your daughter.


This does not constitute legal advice.

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Are you married to a USC? Because if you are it would be faster if they petitioned for your daughter.

Yes, I entered USA on K1 visa and I added my daughter (she was 10 y/o then) to our initial petition. However, I wrote to USCIS to remove her because she wasn't ready to come with me back then.

Thanks,


USCIS I-130 Petition for Relative

11/06/14 - I-130 sent

11/10/14- Priority Date

11/12/14 - Notice Date

03/16/14 - Approval Notice

USCIS N-400 Naturalization (GC 07/09/2009)

Lockbox Phoenix, AZ Office FIeld:San Francisco

04/06/15 - Package sent via USPS

04/08/15 - Package delivered to PO Box

04/20/15 - Case accepted, routed to National Center for processing

04/13/15 - Check presented

04/20/15 - Received I-797C NOA

04/2515 - Received Biometric Notice (dd 04/07/2015)

05/08/15 - Biometric Appointment

05/12/15 - Received Notification in line for Testing and interview

06/18/15 - Case updated interview scheduled

06/23/15 - Received Notice (dd 06/19/15)

07/28/15 - Interview & tests - I passed!

07/31/15 - In line for Oath Ceremony

08/26/15 - Oath Ceremony - US Citizen now!

09/16/15 - Passport application

10/02/15 - Passport received

10/19/15 - Naturalization cert returned folded in envelope!

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Ok, that's great. Since you married your USC spouse while your daughter is under 18, he can petition for her as her stepfather. The process is much faster than if you petitioned for her. She would receive an IR2 visa. The process takes abbout 6 to 8 months at USCIS, then NVC processing. About a year in total to receive visa give or take a couple of months.


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Here is some info.

http://www.visajourney.com/content/childpet

http://www.visajourney.com/content/child

Remember that your husband should file the petition, not you.


This does not constitute legal advice.

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Here is some info.

http://www.visajourney.com/content/childpet

http://www.visajourney.com/content/child

Remember that your husband should file the petition, not you.

Most appreciated for all the replies.

I divorced USC 3 years ago, so I will be petitioning for her.

In I-130 question 14 .. (If your relative is currently in the USA? He/She arrived as...? Arrival Record, Date arrived?

Will it affect the process if she is here in the USA while I submit my petition?

Thanks,


USCIS I-130 Petition for Relative

11/06/14 - I-130 sent

11/10/14- Priority Date

11/12/14 - Notice Date

03/16/14 - Approval Notice

USCIS N-400 Naturalization (GC 07/09/2009)

Lockbox Phoenix, AZ Office FIeld:San Francisco

04/06/15 - Package sent via USPS

04/08/15 - Package delivered to PO Box

04/20/15 - Case accepted, routed to National Center for processing

04/13/15 - Check presented

04/20/15 - Received I-797C NOA

04/2515 - Received Biometric Notice (dd 04/07/2015)

05/08/15 - Biometric Appointment

05/12/15 - Received Notification in line for Testing and interview

06/18/15 - Case updated interview scheduled

06/23/15 - Received Notice (dd 06/19/15)

07/28/15 - Interview & tests - I passed!

07/31/15 - In line for Oath Ceremony

08/26/15 - Oath Ceremony - US Citizen now!

09/16/15 - Passport application

10/02/15 - Passport received

10/19/15 - Naturalization cert returned folded in envelope!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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No.


“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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It looks like you should have more than 5 years as an LPR by now and you should be eligible to apply for citizenship. I would greatly recommend that you apply for citizenship, if you are already eligible since it would considerably reduce the wait time for your daughter to obtain LPR. Plus, if you become a USC and your daughter obtains LPR before turning 18, she would automatically become a USC.


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