Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

F2A to F2B - USCIS to NVC

12 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Dear Friends,


My father (LPR) filed I-130 for my sister who at the time of filing was under 21. USCIS approved the case and when it was approved my sister was still under 21 and was placed under F2A category by USCIS.

I also received a letter from USCIS stating that the paperworks have been transferred to NVC and to contact them with any further questions.

I waited couple months for them to start sending me the forms and fee to be paid. It never happened so i called the NVC to inquire about the status and I was told that she has been placed under F2B category and we should wait until she becomes current???? By the time NVC started processing the paperworks, my sister is over 21.

How can NVC change the petition category from F2A to F2B? Doesn't the USCIS category uphold?

What are my options to change the category from F2B to F2A? Is this even possible?


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds correct.

“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.”

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

When is her birthday?


I used the CSPA calculator (attached) which shows that she is not eligible for visa.

Does CSPA not apply to LPR parents filing for child under 21??

How to Qualify for CSPA Immediate Relative Preference Classification for Permanent Residence or Derivative

  • If the petition (Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative) was filed by a U.S. citizen parent for his or her child, the beneficiary’s age “freezes” on the date of filing.
  • If the petition (Form I-130) was filed by a permanent resident parent and the parent naturalizes before the beneficiary turns 21, the beneficiary’s age “freezes” on the date the petitioner naturalized.
  • CSPA allows the time a visa petition was pending to be subtracted from the beneficiary’s biological age at the time of visa availability so that the applicant is not penalized for the time in which USCIS did not adjudicate the petition.


Edited by KP & SP

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, CSPA applies to children of LPRs too. Only difference is the LPR's child's age does not freeze at any point.

Her PD became current a long time ago. You only contacted NVC now? Looks to me your dad didn't receive any correspondence from them? Not even a snail mail from NVC?

Your visa bulletin current date is wrong. Check the VB archives for the exact date her PD became current. Check the 2013 year.

Edited by apple21

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Or the year 2014 archives.

I am now seriously confused about checking the priority date. Am I supposed to be checking for F2A or F2B? When she was originally approved by USCIS she was categorized as F2A.

Current priority date is as follows.

F2A 01AUG13

F2B 22AUG08

Looked at the archive, according to Sep 2014 visa bulletin

F2A 01JAN13

She should have fallen into this category but no correspondence from NVC. Could it be because she was automatically changed to F2B because by this date she was already 22 years old?)

F2B 01SEP07

Edited by KP & SP

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -

Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
  • Create New...