Asked in Immigration Law for New York

Q: How do we immigrate after a death of petitioner?

My sister was a citizen of U.S.A, she filed my family petition in the year 2000 october. we are from india. we completed our formalities of DS 230 and AOS in 2010. but our visa interivew was delayed. we appeared for visa 1 month ago and we have been given this letter mentioning 221g . there is 1 requirement by U.S consulate. they want to know that why the sponsor is not filing tax returns via affidavit.. but we dont know how to answer this, as the sponsor or petitioner has passed away few months ago.

give us some info and options

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1 Lawyer Answer
Rebecca White
Rebecca White
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Seattle, WA

A: In some instances the petition may move forward after a petitioner has died, but more often than not you will not be able to move forward unless you have compelling humanitarian circumstances.

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