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What visa should i apply for my wife and 3 children they are in the philippines

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I am u.s citizen since birth.i was born on guam.but attended high school and college in the philippines thats how i met my wife.so we have 3 kids now but they are currently still in the philippines because i have'nt filed a petition yet. I've been working here in texas usa for 3 years now..my question is do i have to apply a visa and petition for them individually? or just my wife? Is it I-130?..because my friend told me that i should just apply petition for my wife and it should claim also my kids when visa will be approved?my wife is a philippine citizen and also my 3 kids since they were born in the philippines..we have been marfied for 7 years now..please help me and guide me thanks in advance

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A petition for your wife.   Do your kids qualify for a CRBA? 

 

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/travel-legal-considerations/us-citizenship/Acquisition-US-Citizenship-Child-Born-Abroad.html

 

PS I just left the Philippines today - so this post is from Hiong Kong


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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6 minutes ago, Josephcamacho said:

I am u.s citizen since birth.i was born on guam.but attended high school and college in the philippines thats how i met my wife.so we have 3 kids now but they are currently still in the philippines because i have'nt filed a petition yet. I've been working here in texas usa for 3 years now..my question is do i have to apply a visa and petition for them individually? or just my wife? Is it I-130?..because my friend told me that i should just apply petition for my wife and it should claim also my kids when visa will be approved?my wife is a philippine citizen and also my 3 kids since they were born in the philippines..we have been marfied for 7 years now..please help me and guide me thanks in advance

As a USC, did you file for your children as USCs (I believe it is referred to as consular report of birth abroad)?  If that is possible for your children, you may be able to get US passports for them.  As to your wife, you will need to file for a spousal visa for her.

 

Good Luck! 


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A petition for your wife.   Do your kids qualify for a CRBA? 

 

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/travel-legal-considerations/us-citizenship/Acquisition-US-Citizenship-Child-Born-Abroad.html

 

PS I just left the Philippines today - so this post is from Hiong Kong


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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1 minute ago, Bill & Katya said:

As a USC, did you file for your children as USCs (I believe it is referred to as consular report of birth abroad)?  If that is possible for your children, you may be able to get US passports for them.  As to your wife, you will need to file for a spousal visa for her.

 

Good Luck! 

I mean on their birth certificates i stated that i am a u.s citizen and nationality is american..thanks for your reply i appreciate it

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3 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

A petition for your wife.   Do your kids qualify for a CRBA? 

 

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/travel-legal-considerations/us-citizenship/Acquisition-US-Citizenship-Child-Born-Abroad.html

 

PS I just left the Philippines today - so this post is from Hiong Kong

It should because me and my wife got married in the philippines before having our first child.and i stated my citiz3nship on their PSO certificate that i am a u.s citizen

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5 minutes ago, Josephcamacho said:

It should because me and my wife got married in the philippines before having our first child.and i stated my citiz3nship on their PSO certificate that i am a u.s citizen

You need to file a Consulate Record of Birth Abroad (CRBA) for each of them at the US Embassy Manilla.  That is how they obtain their citizenship and passport.  Just putting them on a PSA/NSO birth certificate has no legal bearing for the US.

AND did you live in Guam for 2 years after age 14?  (see the link)


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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27 minutes ago, Josephcamacho said:

It should because me and my wife got married in the philippines before having our first child.and i stated my citiz3nship on their PSO certificate that i am a u.s citizen

 

20 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

You need to file a Consulate Record of Birth Abroad (CRBA) for each of them at the US Embassy Manilla.  That is how they obtain their citizenship and passport.  Just putting them on a PSA/NSO birth certificate has no legal bearing for the US.

AND did you live in Guam for 2 years after age 14?  (see the link)

I agree, the OP needs to research the CRBA process as this may make things a lot easier as to his children and then only require the I130 for his wife.

 

To the OP, I am not well versed on the CRBA process, so you may want to go to the forum linked below and ask questions regarding that process to those that are going through this immigration journey.

 

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/154-consular-reports-of-birth-abroad-crba/

 

 


Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

Oath Ceremony:  2018-06-11 - DONE!!!!!!!

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9 hours ago, Bill & Katya said:

 

I agree, the OP needs to research the CRBA process as this may make things a lot easier as to his children and then only require the I130 for his wife.

 

To the OP, I am not well versed on the CRBA process, so you may want to go to the forum linked below and ask questions regarding that process to those that are going through this immigration journey.

 

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/154-consular-reports-of-birth-abroad-crba/

 

 

Thank you

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