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Q: is my son can still be with me in this case

I'm planning to marry a women who live in the united states but i have a question. we didn't start the process (the paper work like I30, etc...) at this time my son is 17 years old and 3 months and at the time we start the paper work he will be so close to turn 18 . even he might turned 18 at that time . does that effect on him in order to live with me and my wife in the united states? and what if we don't insert his name in the paper work . can i still sponsor him after i get my 2 years green card ? and how long ıt would take to hım to be ın the USA after startıng the sponsorshıp?

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Nareshwar Singh Virdi
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Nareshwar Singh Virdi
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • San Francisco, CA

A: Under USCIS regulations, a US citizen who marries an alien can sponsor the minor child of the alien spouse so long as the marriage occurred before the minor turned 18. For any specific queries about your matter, please contact my office at 916-378-0259.

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Adan Vega
Adan Vega
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX

A: The timing of your marriage to a U.S. citizen is extremely crucial. A marriage before your son turns 18 years of age will be advantageous in your case. Hence the U.S. citizen may be able to file a relative petition (FORM I-130) for each of you depending on the timing of the marriage.

An experienced immigration attorney can assist you in formulating the best strategy for you and your son.

Good luck to you.

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