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My best friend, an American citizen, recently married a beautiful lady from Zimbabwe, she is a student living in the USA. she has a daughter back in Zimbabwe. He wants to apply green cards for both them. The mother lives with him in the USA and the daughter lives in Zimbabwe. Can he apply for both green card at the same time? What is the process?

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17 minutes ago, sassy222 said:

The mother lives with him in the USA and the daughter lives in Zimbabwe. Can he apply for both green card at the same time?

 

What is the age of the daughter when your friend married the mother?

 

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1 minute ago, sassy222 said:

Crazy cat, I am the one helping him with their immigration stuff, how soon should she they apply for the daughter`s visa.

She cannot as she is not yet a legal resident.  The husband can possibly start the process.....see @Chancy question above.


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1 minute ago, sassy222 said:

the daughter is 18 years and they have been married for 3 month.

 

Was the daughter already 18 years old on the day of your friend's wedding?  The exact age on the wedding date is important.

 

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Just now, Crazy Cat said:

She cannot as she is not yet a legal resident.  The husband can possibly start the process.....see @Chancy question above.

we thought he could apply for both processes, Visa for the daughter and green card for the mother at the same time. how soon can he apply for the visa for the daughter after they get married?

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1 minute ago, sassy222 said:

17 years

 

So she just had her 18th birthday within the past 3 months?  Just double-checking because this is a critical point that would determine her visa process.

 

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2 minutes ago, Chancy said:

 

So she just had her 18th birthday within the past 3 months?  Just double-checking because this is a critical point that would determine her visa process.

 

the daughter was 17 years when they got married. thanks for helping.

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7 minutes ago, sassy222 said:

the daughter was 17 years when they got married.

 

In that case, your friend (not his wife) may initiate the visa process for his step-daughter immediately.  He should begin by filing an I-130 petition for her as a step-child of a US citizen.  He may file by post, or online via https://www.uscis.gov/i-130

 

Read through the USCIS instructions for filing the I-130 petition here -- https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/forms/i-130instr.pdf

 

Also the Department of State's guide for the immigrant visa process here -- https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/the-immigrant-visa-process/step-1-submit-a-petition.html

 

At the same time, the couple should work on the wife's adjustment of status in the US.  Check out VJ's AOS guide here --

 

 

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