Houston, TX asked in Immigration Law for Texas

Q: I am a US citz filing I-130, and I-765 for my sister (over 21) residing in US. How long does it take to get work permit?

I am a US citizen, and my sister has B1/B2 visa. She is planning to stay in US so I can apply for her green card. Based on the USCIS processing times it takes 32 months to get I-130 approved, and 22.5 months to get I-485 approved. I was wondering when she will be able to get a employment authorization, is it after 32 months when i-130 form gets approved?

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Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Orlando, FL
  • Licensed in Texas

A: You’re misinformed. A US Citizen sponsoring their sibling takes 12 + years before a visa is available. And even then, sister needs to be “in status” before she can adjust status.

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