Cambridge, MA asked in Immigration Law for Massachusetts

Q: If I file an immigrant petition for my siblings, would they find it harder to get visit or work visas in the interim?

I'm a US citizen. I know right now there's a 14 year wait. Want to make sure by applying, I'm not excluding them from traveling to the US for work or vacations.

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Kelli Y Allen
Kelli Y Allen
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Charlotte, NC

A: Just filing an I-130 petition so that they are in line waiting for a visa number should not impact non-immigrant visas in the interim.

Kyndra Mulder
Kyndra Mulder
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL

A: Yes it will be much more difficult to obtain a non immigrant visa because they have demonstrated immigrant intent.

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: Not necessarily. They have to show that any visits they take to the US in the meantime will be temporary. They need to show strong connections to their home country.

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