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Daisy.Chain

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  1. Are you a USC and is she your biological daughter? If so she qualifies for citizenship through you. You can register her birth and get her a passport without having to wait on NOA2. Then fly to get her and bring her to your home. In fact, I suspect that a biological daughter DOESN'T qualify for a K2..but you'd have to check with someone else on the details for that as I'm not sure. Alternatively you can have doctors in her current location check her out. I think there are some good private ones especially. Imho (and having dealt with ear issues a lot though I'm NOT a doctor!) if it's not a sudden-onset situation a few months may not matter. It has gone this long it is unlikely to warrant an expedite as there is medical care in Togo. The potential expedite could take longer to process than the rest of the k1 visa process. We're all ALMOST there, fingers crossed!
  2. Not so bonkers imho. You cannot know if they will address the backlog or not. They haven't so far..at least not in the past few years in a way that made any difference. The couple I'm close to started at "8-10 months" being predicted if I remember right and are currently nearly at 14 waiting just for noa2. Another few months on the end seems likely as petitions have only increased.
  3. While I'd like to think 26 months was click bait, I'm not so sure. It's better to be realistic. My K1 from noa1 to noa2 was approved in 14 days back in 2014. The couple I'm close to was projected by USCIS at 8-9 months and they are nearly to 14 months without their noa2. "The USCIS wouldn't let it wait that long" argument holds no water imho when you consider how long some of the family-based cases are. No one can knows what USCIS would do
  4. They haven't changed the time but they are lowering the percentage of cases processed. It's now at 80% where it was higher. My K1 from noa1 to noa2 was approved in 14 days back in 2014. The couple I'm close to was projected by USCIS at 8-9 months and they are nearly to 14 months without their noa2. There's no need to panic but while I'd like to think 26 months was click bait, I'm not so sure. It's better to be realistic. "The USCIS wouldn't let it wait that long" argument holds no water imho when you consider how long some of the family-based cases are.
  5. Do you have any updates on your case? Ours is a few days into August.
  6. The specific question she asked was what does her husband need to travel outside of the country and back in - referring to the DR. In order to fly to the DR, he needs a passport. No airline will book him without this. In order to get on the flight back from the DR he probably needs a passport as well (again, for the airline, not for customs, though I'd recommend it there too for ease of travel).
  7. The OP started by saying they wanted the nephew to live with them for study. Jorge is correct about there being no legal way to a green card for a minor except through parents [or grandparents (sometimes)]. However, SteveinBoston was not correct said there is no way for the child to live in the US legally with the aunt and uncle. His comment may lead others to believe that there is no way to live in the US legally in a similar situation for those with non-immigrant intent. This is NOT true and is PERFECTLY LEGAL to live in the US temporarily on a student visa. It's just that private school is expensive.
  8. The original post asked about studying, not a green card. Steven in Boston said there is no way for nephew to live in the US with aunt and uncle (legally). That is not accurate and I want to be sure this is pointed out for others who read the post. A student visa is a legal way for this to happen it if they can afford it.
  9. This person wrote that there is no way for the nephew to live with the OP without his parents' immigration (presumably in the US). Living in the US legally is NOT THE SAME THING as living in the US with a green card. I am NOT saying that a student visa is a way to get a green card. It is not I HAVE commented on this statement pointing out the legal way of a student visa, for the few that could afford to finance the process. If the goal is to study in the US living with aunt and uncle: student visa If the goal is a green card: no way at this time except via parents
  10. Thanks. Although the child could legally live with them on a student visa if they can afford the hefty private school costs. The original question was asked about schooling..only later did the poster say it would nice for the whole family to have green cards and muddy the water. Of course, there are excellent private schools they could use in the DR too.
  11. The path for the student to live with them now while a student DOES exist as student visa. Student visas are perfectly legal for minors and the child could very well live with them. It is not a path to a green card but is a path to living with them temporarily, if they can afford it. I don't know what NIV means unless you're referring to a Bible translation. The original post said they wanted the nephew to live with them for a better education, not a green card (which was mentioned later). It is not illegal to pursue a student visa for the purpose of studying. Of course, the money could be well spent sending the child to one of the many excellent private institutions in the DR as well if education is the goal.
  12. No path except for the student visa (and an expensive private school)
  13. We have taken a desktop PC in a carry-on before without any issues. There aren't usually weight requirements for carry-ons; did you mean it's oversized?
  14. Is OP referring to an F4 sibling visa or a different one? She said that her grandma wants to bring her uncle..which would be a son/daughter type (the kind of which depends on the uncle's age and marital status) unless I've missed something.
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