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My dad got married again and I want to petition both of them to come here.  In the event that my dad don't want to come, can I still petition my step mom?

Any suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks


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11 minutes ago, aleful said:

when did they get married? before or after you turned 18?

^ This is the key factor if petitioning is even possible.


Timelines:

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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

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

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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:

^ This is the key factor if petitioning is even possible.

 

hi

 

exactly, if she is over 21, she can file for her dad, but we don't know anything about the stepmom

 

and why would she come without her husband?

 

 

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They were married for 15 years. I was 35 years old when they got married.  My dad sometimes changed mind, he's 72 years old.  My stepmom, she wanted to come so why not.  No problem with my dad.  He can stay with my brothers and sister back home.


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Sent : Oct. 12, 2010

Received NOA1 : Oct. 14, 2010

Biometrics REcvd : Oct. 29, 2010

Biometrics Appnt.: Nov. 15, 2010

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12 minutes ago, naqz_mrn said:

They were married for 15 years. I was 35 years old when they got married.  My dad sometimes changed mind, he's 72 years old.  My stepmom, she wanted to come so why not.  No problem with my dad.  He can stay with my brothers and sister back home.

You would have had to be under 18. Only way this works is you petition your father and he petitions her once he has a green card.

Edited by SusieQQQ

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31 minutes ago, naqz_mrn said:

They were married for 15 years. I was 35 years old when they got married.  My dad sometimes changed mind, he's 72 years old.  My stepmom, she wanted to come so why not.  No problem with my dad.  He can stay with my brothers and sister back home.

Then you can only petition for your father. ETA: ~1-1.5 years.

Once he enters on the immigrant visa, he can petition his spouse. ETA: ~2-2.5 years after the above.

He must maintain his permanent residence within the US during that time period while waiting for his spouse abroad..


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

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

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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hi

 

exactly, you can't file for your stepmom, the marriage had to take place as a minor, before you turned 18

 

you can file for your dad, when he comes, he can file for his wife, which would take over 2 years of waiting

 

so, the question is, does your dad want to permanently live here and be separated from his wife for over 2 years?

 

his petition will take over a year for him to come

 

the best thing I believe due to their age, is for them to get a tourist visa and visit

 

 

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19 hours ago, naqz_mrn said:

They were married for 15 years. I was 35 years old when they got married.  My dad sometimes changed mind, he's 72 years old.  My stepmom, she wanted to come so why not.  No problem with my dad.  He can stay with my brothers and sister back home.

why would you wanna petition for just your stepmom and she would leave your father behind in your homecountry?

Not only is it not possible but also sounds a little weird to me

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SusieQQQ: " You would have had to be under 18". how could I petition my parents if i am under 18 y.o.?

 

geowrian:  thank you so much for the clear explanation.  I appreciate it.

 

mrmvkjts:  My dad is not sure if he come. I just wanted to try to petition maybe he change his mind.  At least I can try for my stepmom.

 

Anyway...thanks for all your suggestions...


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Biometrics REcvd : Oct. 29, 2010

Biometrics Appnt.: Nov. 15, 2010

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12 minutes ago, naqz_mrn said:

SusieQQQ: " You would have had to be under 18". how could I petition my parents if i am under 18 y.o.?

 

 

 

They mean you would have to be under 18 when they got married for you to be able to petition your step mother once you were over 21. 

 

Since that is not the case, you cannot petition her. 

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SusieQQQ: " You would have had to be under 18". how could I petition my parents if i am under 18 y.o.?

 

geowrian:  thank you so much for the clear explanation.  I appreciate it.

 

mrmvkjts:  My dad is not sure if he come. I just wanted to try to petition maybe he change his mind.  At least I can try for my stepmom.

 

Anyway...thanks for all your suggestions...

 

Thank you jskibo for the clarifications... I appreciate it

 


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Sent : Oct. 12, 2010

Received NOA1 : Oct. 14, 2010

Biometrics REcvd : Oct. 29, 2010

Biometrics Appnt.: Nov. 15, 2010

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25 minutes ago, naqz_mrn said:

SusieQQQ: " You would have had to be under 18". how could I petition my parents if i am under 18 y.o.?

 

 

Please re-read the questions you were asked when you answered that. To be a qualifying relationship your father and stepmother would have to have been married when you were under 18.

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Visiting rather than moving might be a better solution from what has been said.


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