Our mom was approved for a green card at 2016. At the same time we(her children) were approved too even if we were in Africa at 2016. We started the process to move from Africa to Usa. And finally at 2018, we got a visa type YY to travel to USA. In 2020, We started the process to get our green... Read more »
I am not sure why your lawyer gives that advise! Nevertheless, I would say that since your mother's status has now changed to that of a US citizen, your status changed to a potential derivative citizen, an immediate relative; a preference one category; or a preference three category. The...Read more »
My partner has no proof that he is in the US legally. He came from Canada when he was a teenager to go to private school. He has a social security card but a Canadian birth certificate and no other information. He was born in Canada and adopted as a baby, his mother is a US Citizen and his father... Read more »
Assuming you are a US citizen, you can marry him and apply for permanent residence. Your partner either came as a foreign student (F-1 visa status) or as a visitor. The school probably has records that will help establish how he came into the USA. The point is to show he made a LEGAL entry,...Read more »
I am a pastor and U.S. citizen who is soon to become a dual citizen of the U.S. & Canada. I have lived on either side of the boder at various times but would like to maintain residency in both countries while currently employed/living in Canada if possible.
You will have to file a petition for her to immigrate to the United States. She cannot fly back with you after the marriage ceremony. It actually takes several months for a petition to be approved by USCIS. Then she has to apply for a visa with the US Department of State. There is a medical exam,...Read more »
My wife is from the philippines and she has a little sister still living there. The parents are both still living in the Philippines. We all have talked about bringing her to the USA to live with my wife and I.
Would it be possible to file the right paperwork to bring her little sister to... Read more »
You can't file a family based petition for her like you could for your wife. When your wife becomes a citizen of the United States she could file for her but that takes a VERY long time to result in resident status.
When you say little sister, does that mean school age? She might be...Read more »
Assuming you are a permanent resident or US citizen, you can file for the 19 year old. If you haven't started the process for the 21 year old, its ok, but his or her case may take longer if they have aged out. Consider discussing with an attorney.
There are questions and answers similar to your situation on our website. You can locate them at http://aba-us.com/other-services/?lang=en. Good luck.
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