Ledgewood, NJ asked in Education Law, Immigration Law, International Law and Adoption for New Jersey

Q: I'm a U.S citizen, I was adopted and I want to know how I can get my biological brother? I know I can't petition for him

I came here in the U.S when I was 17 yrs old and had had to leave my one only brother behind my only family left and I am not 21 yrs old and he's 19 yrs old . I know I can't petition for him I've read about it but he's alone and ever since I've been trying to provide for him since I came here but it's just too much now with me being in school full time and having one full time job and a part time. I feel hopeless and it saddens me I couldn't help him even with school because of how the system is in the Philippines. I tried looking into student visa for him to study here and would gladly pay for it but the other expenses such as tuition and stuff I'm not entirely sure I could. I know there are scholarships but it's still not clear to me how. I just want to be with him is there any other way?

2 Lawyer Answers
Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Clifton, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: He needs to apply for a student visa on his own. However it may take a while before one is granted, if at all. It is a complex process. He needs to apply to US schools and see if he can get a scholarship, among other things. Good luck.

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Clifton, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: He needs to apply for a student visa on his own. However it may take a while before one is granted, if at all. It is a complex process. He needs to apply to US schools and see if he can get a scholarship, among other things. Good luck.

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