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I am a U.S citizen and would like to bring my mom over.

I know that I would need to apply for an I-130 for her but my questions are:

1. How long before she can apply for citizenship?

2. I have a step dad,when can he come over to the U.S?Would she need to apply to bring him over, if so does she need to be a U.S citizen to do so, and what are the forms required and how long does it take ?

3. How long would it take for her to bring my married older brother over to the U.S with his wife?

4. If I file an I-130 form for my brother ,how many years before he is approved.Will be be able to bring his wife with him at the same time?

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Filed: FB-2 Visa Country: Bangladesh
Timeline

1. She would need to be a permanent resident for 5 years.

2. She can apply for him once she enters the US and received her GC. As a permanent resident, she'll need to wait 2 years before a visa is available for him. If your mother married your step-dad before you turned 18, then you can petition for him instead and as a USC, it will be a faster process. Either way, she'll need to file a Form I-130 for him.

3. It will take about 13 years for a visa to become available (depending on the country, it might be more) and it doesn't matter if he's married or not. His wife and kids will also be able to immigrate with him.

4. Is your brother unmarried? If so, wait for your mother to become a GC holder. If she applies while he's unmarried and over 21 then it's about an 7 year wait. If he's under 21, then its 2 years. He'll need to remain unmarried during the entire time.

However, if you apply, it'll be about a 13 year wait and he's free to marry and have children.

Edited by teeak

F2B

(Helping aunt with cousin's petition)

01/02/2011: PD (Priority Date)
01/04/2011: I-130 NOA1

02/16/2011: I-130 NOA2

08/04/2016: Received DS-261/AOS Bill

08/06/2016: Completed DS-261/Paid AOS Bill

08/16/2016: Received IV Bill

10/11/2016: Submitted AOS/IV documentation

10/11/2016: Paid IV fee bill

10/14/2016: Submitted DS-260

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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Thread is moved from the US Citizenship main forum to the "Bringing Family Members of USCs to America" forum -- questions chiefly pertain to that.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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