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Hello, 

 

This is a post about planning ahead (August 2018 filer) and looking for seasoned/sound advise on our situation. 

 

My fiance has 3 under age 10 children from 2 different mothers, with one of them may not allow her 2 children to follow either in the immediate or remote future. 

 

If we answered the DS160 Q with the follow to join choice (hoping for the best outcome) and then the time allotted for completion expires, how may that affect a future I-130 petition for these children?

 

Thanks in advance for responding. 

 

Catherine. 

 

 

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Follow to join is only good for 1 year after the parent enters the US. If a year has past, then a I-130 would need to be filed for each child. The I-130 process would take about a year.

 

Also, even with an I-130, permission from the other parent for the children to immigrate  may likely be needed.


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32 minutes ago, NuestraUnion said:

Follow to join is only good for 1 year after the parent enters the US. If a year has past, then a I-130 would need to be filed for each child. The I-130 process would take about a year.

 

Also, even with an I-130, permission from the other parent for the children to immigrate  may likely be needed.

I know and understand that. The Q is how will an expired 'K2 follow to join' can affect OR NOT a futureI-130 petition. 

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Just now, Catherine6 said:

I know and understand that. The Q is how will an expired 'K2 follow to join' can affect OR NOT a futureI-130 petition. 

No effect 


YMMV

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9 minutes ago, Catherine6 said:

I know and understand that. The Q is how will an expired 'K2 follow to join' can affect OR NOT a futureI-130 petition. 

It won’t affect. It is as simple as if you don’t do one (K2), then you do the other (I-130). Not doing the follow the join will not mean you can’t do the I-130 later. 


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