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US Citizen bringing mom who is coming this week to the US w/Tourist Visa

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Hello everyone.

My question is: My mom is coming to the US this week to visit me (ID) and my sister (GA). I have everything ready to file I-130 for her.

She's planing in staying as long as they let her stay. But my question is, if I file the I-130 after wednesday I'll have to put that she is in the US, if I do it tomorrow Monday, I'll put that she is in Chile. She's arriving in the US on wednesday.

So, can I just file the I-130, and then after that one is process file for her green card?? But if she is in the US, at the time I file the I-130, can we file the I-130, and the one for the green card??

I don't know if anything that I'm saying makes sense. I just wanna do everything right, and It's probable that I'll be filing when she's here. So in that case, I just file the I-130 and when that one is approved I file the one for the green card?? or should I file both at the same time?

Thank, any ideas and comments will be appreciated.

I've been a citizen for over a year now. :) (Just if you're wondering.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Germany

Although I filed the I-130 for a spouse and not a parent, I'm pretty sure it works about the same for family-related petitions. In that case, the I-130 being filed and later approved (which can take a long time) gives your mom the right to apply (herself) for an immigrant visa, which will be turned into a green card upon entry into the US. You as the petitioner won't file anything after the I-130...except for probably an Affidavit of Support, but that's used by your mom as supporting documentation that's required to book an interview towards the end of the process. Your mom is supposed to take over the filing after the petition is approved, although you can of course help her if she doesn't know what she's doing.

If you want to file the I-130 now then you could answer those sections truthfully (on parts that don't pertain to you like where she'll be filing for Adjustment of Status, just put N/A) and attach a written explanation of her situation that she's only visiting, but you didn't want to necessarily "lie" on the petition form.

Myself: US citizen; Husband: German citizen

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(B-2 Journey):



-(then fiance) H-2B work visa application terminated due to qualification difficulties in Aug. 2010.

-(then fiance) B-2 tourist visa denied due to lack of strong ties to Germany in Sept. 2010.
-Third ESTA denied due to his suspiscious visa status on Oct. 15, 2012.
-B-2 tourist visa approved on Nov. 16, 2012!


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-Extended German residence permit obtained Aug. 23, 2014. (to qualify for DCF)

-Husband's new German passport picked up Aug. 28, 2014. (Old one expires 2015)

-I-130 packet sent to Frankfurt (DCF) Aug. 29, 2014!

-NOA1 issued Sept. 9, 2014 (received Sept.13)

-RFE regarding evidence of bona fide marriage received along with NOA1

-RFE reply packet sent to Frankfurt Sept. 30, 2014

-E-mail response (NOA2) received by USCIS Frankfurt on Oct. 23, 2014 (Petition APPROVED Oct. 20!!!) :dancing:

-Paper NOA2 received in the mail Oct. 29, 2014

-Case number assigned by IV unit Oct. 30, 2014 (Received by email Nov. 3)

-Paper "Packet 3" arrived in mail Nov. 4, 2014

-DS-260 and Document Delivery Registration submitted to Frankfurt Nov. 4, 2014

-Mailed in priority date request found on Packet 3 to IV Unit Nov. 5, 2014

-IV ("Packet 3") package sent to Frankfurt Nov. 17, 2014

-Medical completed by Frankfurt panel physician Nov. 17, 2014

-Received "Packet 4" via e-mail Nov. 20, 2014

-Interview booked for Dec. 3, 2014 (booked Nov. 21, 2014 after email authorization received)
-Visa approved, issued AND picked up by the courier all within 7 hours, Dec. 3, 2014

-Visa packet arrived in the mail Dec. 4, 2014

-Visa packet had to be returned to Frankfurt for correction on Immigrant Data Summary sheet (wrong birthplace listed) Dec. 5, 2014

-Corrected visa packet received in the mail Dec. 11, 2014

-$165 Immigrant fee paid Dec. 11, 2014

-POE (through Dublin, Ireland) Jan. 18, 2015

-Registered manually for social security Jan. 27, 2015

-Social security card arrived within 2 weeks after applying in person/green card arrived within 30 days after entering U.S.


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