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Hi everybody good day to all, just wondering how to get her here what process do i need to go thru, my wife has a 15 yr old daughter who i would like to bring here after my wife gets here so what are the steps i know i have to file a i-130 to get started but do i have to give her my surname too thanks for sharing your thoughts

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I can't remember if I did, but i remember the one question asking if she would be following within 6 months i put no maybe i should download a copy of the i-130 to jug my memory

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A separate i130 must be filed for the child. There are no derivative beneficiaries for the IR category.

She is your STEP-daughter, she cannot use your surname unless you legally adopt her. She must use her name as shown on her NSO BC.

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Thanks everyone, now along with the i-130 petition what else do i need to send in with it- i know about her NSO B/C but what else?

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

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A separate i130 must be filed for the child. There are no derivative beneficiaries for the IR category.

She is your STEP-daughter, she cannot use your surname unless you legally adopt her. She must use her name as shown on her NSO BC.

Are you sure about that?

That is not how I read this section:

WHO MAY FILE FORM I-130?: Section 2, NOTE 3 and 4.

http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-130instr.pdf


Hank

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From what I've read, the US citizen parent should do the petition as long as you were married before the child turned 18. According to the USCIS the child will be treated as the US citizen step-parent's own child as long as the marriage happened before the child turned 18:

"For immigration purposes, a child can be any of the following:"

"A step-child, as long as the marriage creating the step-relationship occurred before the child turned 18"

If the parent that is a permanent resident does the petition instead, they have to wait a period before their priority date comes up which would delay the process and you would have to wait for a long time.


Feb 24, 2014 We got married in the Philippines
Aug 12, 2014 Returned to USA after staying 6 months in the Philippines

Petition for my wife
USCIS
Sep 30, 2014 Mailed I-130 Pagkage @ Norco, CA
Oct 01, 2014 Received @ Phoenix, AZ Lockbox
Oct 06, 2014 USCIS E-notification
Oct 07, 2014 Check Cashed
Oct 09, 2014 NOA1 Received
Oct 30, 2014 NOA2 Received (Oct 26 Notice Date)

NVC
Nov 18, 2014 NVC Received Case
Dec 16, 2014 NVC Welcome Letter E-mail Received (Including Case Number & IIN)
Dec 16, 2014 DS-261 Submitted
Dec 17, 2014 Affidavit of Support Invoice Received
Dec 18, 2014 Affidavit of Support Invoice Paid
Dec 21, 2014 Mailed AOS and IV Package
Jan 14, 2015 Immigrant Visa Invoice Received
Jan 14, 2015 Immigrant Visa Invoice Paid
Jan 24, 2015 DS-260 Submitted
Mar 04, 2015 Case Complete
Mar 09, 2015 Interview Scheduled E-mail Received

US Embassy
Mar 20, 2015 Medical Exam
Mar 23, 2015 Medical Results Received
Apr 15, 2015 Interview - Visa Approved
Apr 18, 2015 Visa Delivered

USA
May 17, 2015 Point of Entry - Los Angeles
May 26, 2015 Social Security Card Received
Jun 23, 2015 Permanent Resident Card Received *** Removal of Conditions Apr 22, 2017 Mailed I-751 package from Norco, CA to California Service Center *** May 8, 2017 Check Cashed *** May 8, 2017 NOA Received

Petition for my step-son
USCIS Dec 30, 2015 Mailed I-130 package from Norco, CA *** Jan 04, 2016 Received @ Phoenix, AZ Lockbox *** Jan 06, 2016 USCIS E-notification *** Jan 07, 2016 Check Cashed *** Jan 11, 2016 NOA1 Received *** Feb 10, 2016 NOA2 Received (Feb 03 Notice Date) *** NVC Mar 05, 2016 NVC Welcome Letter Received (Including Case Number & IIN) *** Mar 17, 2016 DS-261 Submitted *** Apr 01, 2016 Immigrant Visa Invoice Received *** Apr 1, 2016 Affidavit of Support Invoice Paid *** Apr 01, 2016 Immigrant Visa Invoice Paid *** Jun 8, 2016 DS-260 Submitted *** Jun 11, 2016 Mailed AOS and IV Package *** Jul 22, 2016 Case Complete *** Aug 5, 2016 Interview Scheduled E-mail Received *** US Embassy Oct 17, 2016 Medical Exam *** Oct 19, 2016 Medical Results Received *** October 28, 2016 Interview *** Nov 3, 2016 Visa Delivered *** USA Mar 27, 2017 Point of Entry - Los Angeles *** Apr 21, 2017 Permanent Resident Card Received *** Apr 21, 2017 Social Security Card Requested (USCIS didn't process)

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Currently, USCIS is approving IR-2 petitions for beneficiaries in the Philippines very quickly:

http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/k1list.php?cfl=0&op1=a&op2=d&op3=17&op4=1&op5=5,6,8,10,11,13,14,15,16,17,18,20,21,22,25,26,27,28,108,110,111,208,210,211&op6=All&op66=All&op7=Philippines&dfile=No&adv=

The slowest part of the process right now is the NVC processing, which could take a few months, depending on their volume and how quickly you supply the necessary documents.

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Are you sure about that?

That is not how I read this section:

WHO MAY FILE FORM I-130?: Section 2, NOTE 3 and 4.

http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-130instr.pdf

He as the step-father can file because he married the mother before the child's 18th birthday. The child will chase for the IR2 visa.

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He as the step-father can file because he married the mother before the child's 18th birthday. The child will chase for the IR2 visa.

I understand the child would be a CR-2, what I am saying is the instructions for the I-130 state certain exceptions that DO NOT need a separate petition. Did you read the NOTES item 3 & 4?

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3. If you are the lawful permanent resident of the United States Citizen petitioner and your relative qualifies under paragraph 2(B) or 2© above, separate petitions are NOT required for his or her unmarried children under the age of 21 years of age.

4. The person described in the number 2 and 3 above NOTE will be able to apply for an immigrant visa along with your relative.

The instructions state a separate petition is NOT required and the child can apply for an immigrant visa along with his wife.


Hank

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That only works for the F1, F2A, F2B, F3, F4 family based categories where derivative beneficiaries are allowed.

For the IR/CR categories its different. Each child should have a separate i130 filed for them. They cannot benefit from the i130 filed for their parent.

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OK. I am not that well versed in the I-130 process, do appreciate.

Thanks.


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

 

HandArrow.gif       Visa Process at USEM for the Philippines;  https://www.visaconnection-philippines.com/us-embassy-usem.html

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