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Duration of children visiting mom in USA?

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However long CBP grants them at POE, as dictated by the I-94. Usually this is up to 6 months, but it could be less.

Every entry is at CBP's discretion.

Edited by geowrian

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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7 minutes ago, IsabelleFredrick said:

If my kids live in the other country with their father, how long would they be allowed to live with me during visits in the USA?

 

That is determined at the point of entry. They will need to have ESTA or visitor visa.

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22 hours ago, SusieQQQ said:

Reading between the lines of first post, father has not given permission.

Father did not give permission and they are staying with him for a year in my old country. I'll therefore forfeit the follow to join option.

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Just now, IsabelleFredrick said:

Father did not give permission and they are staying with him for a year in my old country. I'll therefore forfeit the follow to join option.

Sorry to hear.  What happens when the year is up?

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8 hours ago, IsabelleFredrick said:

Then the dad decides if he'll 'share' or not. But if I130 takes up to 7 years, as I've read, then what's the point. Sigh.

Not for under 21, which they obviously are. More like 2 years. I’d suggest you file the petitions as soon as you can actually so that that clock starts counting down. 

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Will the Father agree to a visit, and if so for how long.


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