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How can my wife bring her sister and niece into the USA?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Good morning VJers =))

Since my wife is immigrating into the U.S. in probably the next month or so.....we were wanting to get her sister and her sisters daughter into the country as well. Mainly to give them a better life and opportunity in regards to work and schooling. My wife and I have almost been married two years now (will be 2 years in March 2015). My wifes sister is 27 years old and her daughter is 5. She has never been married.

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

By the way.......

I just noticed a new policy from the USA that allows Philippine nationals to travel to the USA without Visas.

I guess if her sister and her sisters daughter have passports, they can now just come to visit us for 60 days?

http://adobochronicles.com/2014/04/22/u-s-announces-no-visa-policy-for-filipinos

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Quick reply regarding the last bit.

Unfortunately, that link leads to a satire website. The local version of The Onion.

No change in the need for a visa for Filipinos to visit the US, permanently or otherwise.

http://globalnation.inquirer.net/102572/visa-free-us-trip-do-not-believe-it-says-consulate/

http://asianjournal.com/editorial/irony/

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That website is fake. The Philippines isn't part of the VWP. Any countries that are eligible for VWP status could be found on travel.state.gov the official DoS website.

When your wife becomes a USC, she can petition for her sisters. Or she can petition for her parents when she is a USC, and when they become LPR's one of them can petition for her sisters.

Edited by Ian H.

This does not constitute legal advice.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Good morning VJers =))

Since my wife is immigrating into the U.S. in probably the next month or so.....we were wanting to get her sister and her sisters daughter into the country as well. Mainly to give them a better life and opportunity in regards to work and schooling. My wife and I have almost been married two years now (will be 2 years in March 2015). My wifes sister is 27 years old and her daughter is 5. She has never been married.

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

By the way.......

I just noticed a new policy from the USA that allows Philippine nationals to travel to the USA without Visas.

I guess if her sister and her sisters daughter have passports, they can now just come to visit us for 60 days?

http://adobochronicles.com/2014/04/22/u-s-announces-no-visa-policy-for-filipinos

ʻtis another long and winding road to go through... wait until ur wife goes to US and become USC so she'd petition anyone from her family.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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Niece will have aged out by the time her Mother could immigrate.


“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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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Iran
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Wife to become citizen (if still married to you) 3 years

Wife filing for sibling from Philippines (currently) 23 years

Total wait for sister 26 years, sisters age at immigration time 53

Sister filing for daughter (over 21, unmarried) 10 years

Total wait for niece 36 years, daughters age at immigration time 41

These estimates are based upon current immigration law and current wait times for a visa to become available. The wait times could become longer or shorter in the future. The laws could also change during the wait time.

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I would certainly hope that something is done to speed up family based immigration during that time.

Edited by Ian H.

This does not constitute legal advice.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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Chopping out the sibling category has been mentioned.


“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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your wife needs to be USC before she can petition her sister but the wait is longer...


I would certainly hope that something is done to speed up family based immigration during that time.

i wish that too but if everything happens in a snap of a finger then we will have population problem

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
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August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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I met an applicant in in us embassy then she told me that she was petitioned by her sister since 1998 and their approval was just the day of my interview February 11 2014....

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