Asked 3 months ago - Orem, UTFlag
I'm 35, married and have a tourist visa. My mother married him when I was 15 yrs old. Will he be able to fix my status?
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It is unfortunate that he did not petition for you years ago. If a person marries a U.S. citizen before his or her child is 18 years of age, that U.S. citizen spouse can petition for the stepchild as an “immediate relative”.
The stepparent does not need to adopt the child, nor does the natural parent have to be the petitioner.
Now that you are older than 18, as my colleagues point out, it will take many years before a visa becomes available to you.
Your tourist visa will be of no benefit if he was to petition on your behalf.
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