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Petition sister, her husband, and children

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My wife recently got her Citizenship and now she wants to petition her sister, her husband, and 2 children to come to the United States. Her two children are 11 and 3.

 

In addition to filing the I-130, it looks like the I-130A would be filed her her husband, but is there a form for her children? 

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No I-130A is needed. The spouse and children are derivative beneficiaries. The I-130A is only for petitioning your spouse.

 

Just FYI, it's about a 15+ year wait (assuming the category still remains...it often cited as likely to be on the chopping block if there's immigration reform).

 

No form for the children...just list them. Once the I-130 is approved and the the case is ready to proceed at NVC (in ~15 years from filing), they will need to complete more paperwork/forms.

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Timelines:

Spoiler

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

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

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

 

NVC

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

 

K-1

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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1 minute ago, geowrian said:

No I-130A is needed. The spouse and children are derivative beneficiaries. The I-130A is only for petitioning your spouse.

 

Just FYI, it's about a 15+ year wait (assuming the category still remains...it often cited as likely to be on the chopping block if there's immigration reform).

Thank you! 

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