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Hello,

I am a US citizen, neutralized , and I was wondering how long it takes to bring my brother here from Tunisia to the states after filing the I-130 form, he’s 25 years old unmarried.

I read some horrible stories stating a wait of 12 years .

is it worth it to hire an attorney to take care of that?

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The wait is the wait - an attorney can’t help with that. 


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11 minutes ago, emil9710 said:

is it worth it to hire an attorney to take care of that?

Not really IMO if your case is straight forward.

 

11 minutes ago, emil9710 said:

I read some horrible stories stating a wait of 12 years

 

That is just normal nothing new. Average wait is 10 years.

 

11 minutes ago, emil9710 said:

he’s 25 years old unmarried.

got nothing to do with it. Tough if he does decide to get married, he can have a choice to immigrate and then sponsor spouse or choose to immigrate as a family.

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He would be in his 40's assuming that the option is still available.

 

Process is pretty simple, using a Lawyer is a personal call.


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57 minutes ago, saladboye said:

Not really IMO if your case is straight forward.

 

 

That is just normal nothing new. Average wait is 10 years.

 

got nothing to do with it. Tough if he does decide to get married, he can have a choice to immigrate and then sponsor spouse or choose to immigrate as a family.

Is there a way or other process to bring him over here? 

Like apply for a tourist visa and process his paperwork from here while he’s staying with me?

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He would visit you for 15 years whatever, seems a long vacation.

 

What does he do?


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1 minute ago, emil9710 said:

Is there a way or other process to bring him over here? 

Like apply for a tourist visa and process his paperwork from here while he’s staying with me?

No, he has to be in status to adjust status, his tourist status would expire after 6 months, many years before his priority date is current. There is no way to jump the line. Maybe, if he has a skilled occupation he can get an employer to sponsor him on an H1B visa in the meanwhile.

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22 minutes ago, emil9710 said:

Is there a way or other process to bring him over here? 

Like apply for a tourist visa and process his paperwork from here while he’s staying with me?

Nope, he can try his luck on skilled job visa (H1B etc) but he is gonna need his masters. Even a student visa is possible but then expect to pay out of state high fees.

 

I wouldn't do it the tourist visa way, it means he will not be able to work for 12 years, not able to fly out of the country etc.

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33 minutes ago, saladboye said:

 

 

I wouldn't do it the tourist visa way, it means he will not be able to work for 12 years, not able to fly out of the country etc.

No, it means he will not be able to do it at all because he will be out of status. No forgiveness for F4.

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6 minutes ago, emil9710 said:

He have a master degree in English studies, he can’t find a job in tunisia. 

How could he afford to vacation in the US?

 

Not an obvious qualification to obtain work in the US.


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3 hours ago, emil9710 said:

He have a master degree in English studies

Not a high-demand field in the US either unfortunately.  If he wants to apply for a work visa like an H1-B, he will need a graduate degree in technology or medicine or biosciences or data analytics.  If he has the money, he could pursue these studies in the US on a F-1 student visa and then try to find a company to sponsor his H1-B.  Good luck.

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Does beg the question what are his future study plans as it seems what he had is not in demand.


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