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I'm a US citizen applying for a spouse. We've recently got married here in US and we all live together in US - myself, my wife and her 2 y.o. son. I'm not a biological father and not a step-dad at the moment.

I did search the forum and read through instructions for I-130 and I-485 but didn't get a clear answer.

 

1) Do I submit a separate I-130 for my wife's son or include him on HER I-130?

2) I plan on submitting a complete package in a single shot - I-130(s), I-130a, I-485 and I-864. Do i need to submit any additional documents for her son, like a separate I-485?

 

Thanks!

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hi

nope, separate petitions separate group of forms, both petitions require the same forms except for the i130A for your stepson

i130,  i485, i864, l765, I131, i693 medical and vaccinations

 

 

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On what basis is your wife and step child in the US?


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2 minutes ago, aleful said:

hi

nope, separate petitions separate group of forms, both petitions require the same forms except for the i130A for your stepson

i130,  i485, i864, l765, I131, i693 medical and vaccinations

 

 

Thanks. So, 

i-130 x2

i-485 x2

i-864 x2

i-130a x1

i-765 x1 (since he's a minor)

i-693 x2

 

I-131 not needed since they don't plan on travelling until they get their green cards

 

Correct?

3 minutes ago, Boiler said:

On what basis is your wife and step child in the US?

Entered with tourist visas

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Father OK with the child migrating?


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the i131 and i765 are free, no cost

 

with the i765 work permit, the child can get a social security number, and it is always good to have the travel permit in case of an emergency

 

 

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1 minute ago, Boiler said:

Father OK with the child migrating?

Kinda. We have paperwork from him saying he doesn't mind his son travelling anywhere in the world and the dude just vanished after that.....

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6 minutes ago, mkay_m3 said:

Kinda. We have paperwork from him saying he doesn't mind his son travelling anywhere in the world and the dude just vanished after that.....

Travel consent is quite different from consent for the child to immigrate and live permanently inside the US.

What is your wife's home country?


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Kinda may not hack it.


“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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10 minutes ago, Going through said:

Travel consent is quite different from consent for the child to immigrate and live permanently inside the US.

What is your wife's home country?

Russia

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I'm assuming the dad was not aware that the child would be remaining in the US once crossing the border on a tourist visa when he gave consent for the child to travel?

 


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July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

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July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

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6 minutes ago, Going through said:

I'm assuming the dad was not aware that the child would be remaining in the US once crossing the border on a tourist visa when he gave consent for the child to travel?

 

He was and said something to the effect of "good luck with your new life in US. I hope you guys will be happy over there"

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9 minutes ago, mkay_m3 said:

He was and said something to the effect of "good luck with your new life in US. I hope you guys will be happy over there"

This was before she left?


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