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Trying to bring parents with their small kid. Im US citizen

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Does anyone know, I want to bring my parents to the US and Im a citizen already. My parents have a 7 years old son (my brother) and Im not sure if he can come with them automatically (since he's a kid) or if he would have to stay in Ukraine till my parents become citizens and then bring him here... I heard that for adult kids that is the standard procedure, but does anyone know if there are exceptions if parents have small kids??? Can they take him with them since he's a minor? Please answer if you know! Thank you!

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Immediate relative petitions (such as for a parent) do not allow for derivative beneficiaries (such as other minor children). Your parents would need to receive their own immigrant visas, enter the US (to activate them and become LPRs), then petition the remaining minor child under the F2A family preference. This would entail a wait of around two years from when they petition to when the child would be eligible for an immigrant visa of their own.

There are no exceptions.


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File for one parent - father (IR5) then when he comes here he files for his wife and child (F2A) and in the meantime establishes himself with job, housing, transportation. Will take two years to reunite the family but at least the child is not left alone.


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If, lets say a father comes, will he be able to travel back to his family in Ukraine within that 2 year time period of not?


File for one parent - father (IR5) then when he comes here he files for his wife and child (F2A) and in the meantime establishes himself with job, housing, transportation. Will take two years to reunite the family but at least the child is not left alone.

Thank you for your answer.

If, lets say the father comes, will he be able to travel back to his family in Ukraine within that 2 year time period of not?

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He can travel and visit as long as he doesn't give up his green card by staying out too long and as long as he is a resident when it comes time for their interview. If he is living there no need for the family to have a visa they are already reunited.


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Filed: IR-5 Country: Pakistan
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After getting immigration your father has to stay minimum 6 months in US each year to maintain his residence. He can however get permission to live out of US up to two years by applying for reentry permit

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