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How different is the process for a foreign mother and her child to file for CR-1?

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I've started looking into Visa's for my SO after we get married, and she currently has a kid. How much more ambiguous is the process for obtaining a CR-1 visa when she has a kid to immigrate over to America?

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The process for the child is basically the same as the spouse.

You file:

i130 for wife + payment

i130 for step-child + payment

You can mail them together in one package so they will be processed at the same time.

I'm assuming its her child from another man so you should also look into the laws of her country regarding obtaining the father's permission for the child to immigrate. Unless she has full custody and docs to prove it. This stuff is not a requirement for the i130 however it might come up in the future.

Good luck!

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I asked a lawyer concerning taking my two kids with me and he advised me that my ex has to sign a consent before the immigration and passport section in my country that he approves the kids travelling with me , just to be in a safe side to avoid any issue at the airport.

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