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Sponsoring Sister To US

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Hi i file I-130 sometime 4 years ago.  I completed the form and sent it to USCIS.  However my sister is currently married.  Can i still sponsor her and her current husband to the US.  If i am still able to sponsor her, what do i need to do?  Do i need to complete another form of the I-130 and send it to the USCIS.  Do i need to pay the fee again?  Can anyone help me with my situation?  Once again thanks this community for helping me with my previous cases.  Everything went smoothly and my parent/brother and sister are now in the US as permanent resident.  

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nothing for now, the petition takes over 12 years. when the nvc contacts you, you can send the copy of the marriage certificate and case to the nvc to add spouse or children she might have

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The I-130 petition you filed for your sister is still valid.


Once USCIS approves the I-130, it will be sent to the NVC.  You can contact the NVC to add your sister's husband as a derivative beneficiary.  You provide a copy of their marriage certificate with a certified English translation.  No fee is needed to add him.

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Edited: I think my assumptions may have been wrong...?


What is your current status in the US? How old are they? I'm going to assume they are over 21. What country are they coming from? What's the status of your sister (I'm assuming she and her husband are not USCs/LPRs already).

Edited by geowrian



AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

?/?/?: Green card received





12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received



4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017



5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE



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