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F2A for wife and minor child

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I sponsored my wife and minor child (F2A, I-130 filed 2/2018) as a permanent resident. I submitted my N400 on 3/2019 and I'm waiting for N400 processing now. I realized that i need another I130 (5/2019) for my child in case I become a citizen before they arrived here.

I have  a couple questions:

1. Both I130 now still "case was received" now. Will USCIS allowing "bind" them together?

2. If i got citizenship before USCIS approved my case, how long does it take for USCIS to "upgrade" my case to IR1? Is there a form for requesting the upgrade or just a normal letter is good enough?

3. If my wife admit USA after I got citizenship, how long should she wait before she can applying for citizenship? 3 years or 5 years?

4. My child was born a couple days before we sign the marriage certificate (she was hospitalized due to health issue cause delay in paperwork). Is it creating a big trouble for us?


Look like visa already available for them but California service center does not touch the petition yet :(.



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19 minutes ago, SusieQQQ said:

I submitted my N400 in October last year and it is estimated completion November this year. I'm not sure I'd start worrying about finalizing citizenship when you just filed 3 months ago? What are your FO processing times for N400?

It supposed to be processed in Santa Ana CA. Originally said complete in 12/2019, now moved to 4/2020.

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Processing being what it is currently, I think your family will be processed as you being an LPR sometime in early 2020.

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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