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Q: I recently got my work permit and sponsor my spouse from India. Is it possible that i can sponsor my parents as well?

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Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Wheeling, IL

A: You do not indicate your status in the United States and your legal grounds for sponsoring your spouse, however, even generally, you may not sponsor your foreign national immediate family members (parents) until you naturalize.

Seek a comprehensive legal consultation; it will be worth it.

Kyndra L Mulder agrees with this answer

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: I agree. However, you still await a decision on whether you can adjust status to become a lawful permanent resident. It is unclear when or whether this approval can take place. More information is needed.

This means that you definitely 'cannot petition' your parents at this time. Like my colleague states, you must become a naturalized U.S. citizen before you can petition your parents. This will take quite some time after you become a lawful permanent resident, if possible.

If you are dissatisfied with the advice and counsel that you may be receiving from the current attorney, which you should have, you should consider an appointment and a second opinion from one of us. Good luck.

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

A: No. You must be a USC to sponsor your parents to come to the USA. Your parents may apply for a visitor visa.

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