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Filed: IR-5 Country: China
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I am a USC and through the help provided here my father is almost done with his immigration process(going to interview in a week). My stepbrother, no blood relation to me, wants to attend high school here in the US. So I read the guide and it says for my dad to file I-130 for my stepbrother and wait for a visa number to become available. It also says if my stepbrother is legally in the US already he qualifies for AOS. Would my stepbrother be eligible for the 2nd option and if so how can he be legally in the US.


09/18/13 - I-130 mailed
09/23/13 - I-797C Notice of Action received
03/10/14 - I-130 approved

04/23/14 - NVC received case

05/03/14 - Received Case # and IIN#

05/18/14 - AOS fees paid and DS-261 completed

05/22/14 - Electronic Processing OPT-IN, AOS documentations sent electronically

06/16/14 - Case converted to Electronics Processing, GZO case number assigned

06/30/14 - IV fee paid

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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Student Visa and if he is still here when the petition becomes current he could adjust in country.


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Filed: IR-5 Country: China
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Thanks for the quick response. So my stepbrother would apply for an F1 visa while my dad is doing I-130 for him? Would the length of study be limited to 12 months then?

Also, my dad wrote on his application that he will eventually petition for my stephan stepmother to immigrate to the US. Would that complicate getting a student visa(it's a non-immigrant visa).


09/18/13 - I-130 mailed
09/23/13 - I-797C Notice of Action received
03/10/14 - I-130 approved

04/23/14 - NVC received case

05/03/14 - Received Case # and IIN#

05/18/14 - AOS fees paid and DS-261 completed

05/22/14 - Electronic Processing OPT-IN, AOS documentations sent electronically

06/16/14 - Case converted to Electronics Processing, GZO case number assigned

06/30/14 - IV fee paid

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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Your brother would need to show funds to pay for high school ( figure 10k to 30 k just for school ) strong ties to his home country ( hard to do with your father immigrating ) You would have to pay the school fees to qualify for a visa. The hardest part is finding a school that will issue the necessary I20 to get the visa. He would NOT be able to attend public school for free.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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I do not know the price of schools. Do you have one in mind?

You would need to speak to the international admissions officer.


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Filed: IR-5 Country: China
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The tuition would not be an issue. So is there a list of high school that are tailored toward international student? I would appreciate a place to start looking.


09/18/13 - I-130 mailed
09/23/13 - I-797C Notice of Action received
03/10/14 - I-130 approved

04/23/14 - NVC received case

05/03/14 - Received Case # and IIN#

05/18/14 - AOS fees paid and DS-261 completed

05/22/14 - Electronic Processing OPT-IN, AOS documentations sent electronically

06/16/14 - Case converted to Electronics Processing, GZO case number assigned

06/30/14 - IV fee paid

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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Not knowing where the family would reside you can try googling something like High school international admissions in XXXX ( your expected location ) http://new.eci-ca.org/en/private.html Is an example for the search for southern California


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And remember, to get an F-1 student visa, he must convince the visa officer that he plans to return to his home country after he completes his studies. For a minor whose father has emigrated to the US and petitioned for him, that will likely be an uphill battle.

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