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Quyen Quyen

US citizen bring mother and sister to America

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Hi everyone,

First, I would say thank to everyone that helped me through the F1 visa process a few years ago. I became US citizen in 2016. I'm from Viet Nam. Now, I'm looking forward to bring my mother and my 23 years old unmarried sister to USA. Is there anything I should know before opening file to sponsor them. should I sponsor my mother first, after that she sponsors my sister? or should I sponsor both at a same time?

Thanks in advance everyone.

Have a great day 😊

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Your sister has a long road to get here it will not be fast by any means.

 

Your mom should take about a year.


K-1 + K-2:                                                                                                                                AOS from K-1 + K-2:

02/02/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX                                                                       08/25/16....AOS package mailed to Chicago, IL

02/03/16....Delivered at Lewisville, TX                                                                               08/26/16....Delivered at Chicago, IL

02/08/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail. Case sent to CSC                                                         09/01/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail

02/12/16....NOA1 Hard copy received                                                                               09/09/16....NOA1 Hard copy received

03/24/16....NOA2 (45 days)                                                                                                 09/15/16....Bio-letter received for K-1/K-2 for Sep. 26th

03/29/16....NOA2 Hard copy received                                                                               09/19/16....Bio appointment done (Walk-in)

03/31/16....Medical                                                                                                              11/01/16.....EAD/AP approved

05/26/16....Interview                                                                                                            11/16/16.....EAD/AP card received

06/10/16....Visa in hand                                                                                                       03/08/17.....AOS Approved - No interview

06/21/16....POE Atlanta                                                                                                       03/15/17.....Green cards in hand

07/30/16....Wedding                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                       

 

ROC from K-1 + K-2:

12/08/18....ROC window opens

12/13/18....I-751 mailed to Lewisville, TX

12/14/18....Delivered at Lewisville, TX

12/20/18....Text with case number. TX service center

12/24/18....NOA1/Extension letter received

 

 

 

 

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Time for them to immigrate to US.

1. You petition for both: 

      Mom : 1-1.5 year 

      Sister: 13-14 years

 

2. Your mom petitions for your sister after immigrating to US:  6-7 years and she needs to remain unmarried.

 


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

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.

.

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Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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From my families experience it took mom to get it from my USC brother 3 years then after she became a USC  she applied for me and I'm unmarried over 21 , so far 9 years for me and now I'm waiting for my visa to arrive after my last interview on May 22. It's a long process as mentioned above and uneasy one from my experience at least.

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4 minutes ago, SusieQQQ said:

I would have a backup F4 petition for the sibling in place too, even with the mom sponsoring. Look at the filing fee as insurance.

Agree no harm and if one of you dies the other one can continue.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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1 minute ago, SusieQQQ said:

Well I wasn't going to be so blunt but 

Also if the sister actually wants to get married before the parent naturalizes, the F4 can continue. 

How many times have we seen people post where the petitioner had died during the process?


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Doesn't have to be a death to require insurance. Family squabbles happen and what one sister/mother might want for a family member could change after 7 or 14 years. My wife's father filed for her many years ago and when her PD was finally current, he reneged and said he didn't want anyone to see his tax records. Needless to say, he's not on our Christmas card list and that's a polite way to describe my wife's enmity for her biological father.


Marriage: 2014-02-23 - Colombia    ROC interview/completed: 2018-08-16 - Albuquerque
CR1 started : 2014-06-06           N400 started: 2018-04-24
CR1 completed/POE : 2015-07-13     N400 interview: 2018-08-16 - Albuquerque
ROC started : 2017-04-14 CSC     Oath ceremony: 2018-09-24 – Santa Fe

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1 hour ago, Russ&Caro said:

Doesn't have to be a death to require insurance. Family squabbles happen and what one sister/mother might want for a family member could change after 7 or 14 years. My wife's father filed for her many years ago and when her PD was finally current, he reneged and said he didn't want anyone to see his tax records. Needless to say, he's not on our Christmas card list and that's a polite way to describe my wife's enmity for her biological father.

Excellent points, so  much can change.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Thanks everyone for the answers, very helpful. 

When my mom sponsors  my sister arrive in USA. Can she have green card 2 years right away? And then apply for USC after green card 10 years? As long as my sister can come to US, is it possible she can become USC?

9 hours ago, Adam A said:

 

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3 minutes ago, Quyen Quyen said:

Thanks everyone for the answers, very helpful. 

When my mom sponsors  my sister arrive in USA. Can she have green card 2 years right away? And then apply for USC after green card 10 years? As long as my sister can come to US, is it possible she can become USC?

 

It will take about 6-7 years after your mom files before your sister will get a green card. It will be an unconditional 10 year card and she can apply for naturalization after 5 years assuming she has met the presence & residence requirements. 

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2 hours ago, SusieQQQ said:

It will take about 6-7 years after your mom files before your sister will get a green card. It will be an unconditional 10 year card and she can apply for naturalization after 5 years assuming she has met the presence & residence requirements. 

Oh i see. I’m gonna petitioning my mom soon. Wish me luck 😅. I’m from New York. 

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Good luck.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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