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Hello everyone, I am considering sponsoring my mother and sister to come live with me in the US. I am a citizen. I work all the time and I can't travel to see them very often. We hate the distance and I need them to be with me, mostly my blind sister, for obvious reasons. I am reading horror stories online, about petitions for siblings being denied. Is this something feasible that I can pursue? If this doesn't work out, I will have to move back overseas and take care of my family. Thanks!
Hi all, I'm a derivative for F4 based visa waiting for my interview in india. Here is the timeline of my case PD - jan 2005 Approval- Nov 2009 DS260 submittion - October 2019 DQ acknowledgement- November 2019( received NVC mail that the case will be sent to mumbai consulate for the interview) PD Becomes current on May 2020 CSPA age when PD becomes current - 20 Years 6 months So i was worried if im gonna lose my chance as a derivative if i age out. I submitted all the documents ( plus the fees) before my PD became current and my cspa age remained under 21 on the day visa became available to us. From what i found, the age gets locked if all these conditions are met. I want to know if im still eligible for the interview? Since the Trump's EO is valid till december 31, i know it will be a long wait..but i want to stay assured whether ill be eligible. Also what last batch of F4 interviews was mumbai consulate conducting? This shall give me an estimate how bad the backlog is. Hope to get some insights. Thanks a lot in advance!
Hi everybody, my case falls in the F4 category; my Form I-130 was filed on November 19, 2007 and it was approved on February 28, 2012 (meaning, it took 4 years, 3 months to approve my case; this is my pending time). Currently I’m 20 years old and I turn 21 July next year. As far as I know once I turn 21 I’m no longer elegible for a Green Card if our priority date ever becomes current after July 2021. However, the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) prevents what I’ve just mentioned above from happening using the following formula: Age at Time of Visa Availability - Pending Time = CSPA Age This means that I'll have to subtract the pending time minus my current age once my priority date becomes current. Essentially 4 years, 3 months will be subtracted to my age. (According to this calculations, I have until October 2025 before I age out) But I read that if I want to benefit from the CSPA I must fulfill the "Seek-to-acquire" requirement, and this is the part that I don't completely understand: "The USCIS implies that in order to benefit from CSPA as a family preference you must seek to acquire lawful permanent resident status within 1 year of a visa becoming available to you". What I understand out of that is, if I want to benefit from the CSPA I must fill one of the following forms within 1 year of the immigrant visa becoming available to my family and I: Form I-485 (while in the US) Form DS-260 (while outside the US) Form I-824 (while in the US) So I'll appreciate if someone can confirm if I'm right, and what form(s) do I have to fill if I want to benefit from the CSPA. Thank you all of you in advance.