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Petitioning my father who left when I was 4

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Hi, I wanted to see if anyone in this forum have experienced petitioning their father who left when they were young.

My father left when I was 4 and saw him again when I was 21 years old. He had not sent me any financial support growing up. 

He sent me few clothes and pictures when I was in elementary, that's all. I wanted to know if I can petition him. We became close after we see each other. 

I mean, we spent time together with my brother. We were close before he left when I was 4. It was a long story why he left and never came back.

I just petitioned my mother and she is awaiting for her visa and would like to petition my father short after my mother will arrive. In addition, my parents are not married. But my father's name is in my birth certificate. Thanks for any reply. Appreciate it. 

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IR-5 Timeline (Petitioning my mother from the Philippines)

 

01/06/2017 - Mailed Petition to Arizona Lockbox via USPS certified mail - Paid: $4 and change

01/09//2017 - Petition was received (Priority Date)

01/16/2017 - Received  text and email notification that case was accepted and routed to Texas Service Center

01/20//2017 - Received NOA1 in the mail (Form I-179c)

 

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Yes you can petition them as long as you are a USC and age 21+, and you have a current relationship with the parent.


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

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: 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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On 10/29/2018 at 3:21 PM, geowrian said:

Yes you can petition them as long as you are a USC and age 21+, and you have a current relationship with the parent.

Good to know. Thanks for the reply. Appreciate it. 


IR-5 Timeline (Petitioning my mother from the Philippines)

 

01/06/2017 - Mailed Petition to Arizona Lockbox via USPS certified mail - Paid: $4 and change

01/09//2017 - Petition was received (Priority Date)

01/16/2017 - Received  text and email notification that case was accepted and routed to Texas Service Center

01/20//2017 - Received NOA1 in the mail (Form I-179c)

 

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