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Hi Guys,

I am a US Citizen and my sister is now 17 years old, the goal is to bring her here in the states .....Do you guys think the best way to do it is to sponsor my dad/mom first ? which then they will sponsor my sister ? of course she has to be under 21 years in order to be eligible.

 

Any thoughts ? Or any tips that I'm not thinking of ? or any other options ?

 

Thanks.

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It's much faster to sponsor your parents who can in turn sponsor their child. 


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What country?

Do the parents intend to actually immigrate to the US, at least until her immigration completes? Just making sure the checkboxes are ticked (people have tried to bring the parents as a means to bring a sibling without the parents intending to actually live in the US).

Keep in mind the financial sponsorship requirements. I'm assuming they are still of working age (and history) given her age, but if not, this is a considerable burden.


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ROC:

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AOS:

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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

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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

12/1/16: sent, 12/14/16: 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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1 hour ago, Torres101 said:

Hi Guys,

I am a US Citizen and my sister is now 17 years old, the goal is to bring her here in the states .....Do you guys think the best way to do it is to sponsor my dad/mom first ? which then they will sponsor my sister ? of course she has to be under 21 years in order to be eligible.

 

Any thoughts ? Or any tips that I'm not thinking of ? or any other options ?

 

Thanks.

Each option is going to take time. Think 3 - 5 years before your sister can obtain a visa through your parents. Something to consider because it is faster, but not as fast as you think. Also, if it takes too long, she could be to old for a specific category and would have to wait even longer (7 - 10 years).

 

Also, your parents would have to be living in the US to sponsor her. So make sure they are aware of that.


“When starting an immigration journey, the best advice is to understand that sacrifices have to be made... whether it is time, money, or separation; or a combination of all.” - Unlockable

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57 minutes ago, geowrian said:

What country?

Do the parents intend to actually immigrate to the US, at least until her immigration completes? Just making sure the checkboxes are ticked (people have tried to bring the parents as a means to bring a sibling without the parents intending to actually live in the US).

Keep in mind the financial sponsorship requirements. I'm assuming they are still of working age (and history) given her age, but if not, this is a considerable burden.

Yes, given she is still relatively young the question arises of whether they are prepared to move to the US while she stays back home awaiting visa processing, or at least one of them if the other gets a re-entry permit and goes back home to live with her.

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