Asked 2 months ago - San Jose, CAFlag
What is the Green Card processing time for a U.S Citizen parent to sponsor his/her children (non U.S Citizens) over the age of 21 yrs that are living in a foreign country? Is there any way to speed up the processing time?
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You can find the processing time at travel.state.gov. Depending on the country the amount of time varies. That said, given your facts it looks like they would fall under one of two categories - F1 or F3. F1 if they are unmarried and F3 if they are married. Make sure you look at these categories as they relate to the country of chargeability when reviewing the chart. If you want them to come to the United States ... you have to file an I-130. The dates can be long and daunting but time will still pass whether you have a petition filed for them or not. The logical thing to do is file. Good luck to you and your family!
See the latest most recent Dept of State Visa Bulletin which can be accessed here
The issues may get complicated due to the points my colleagues raise such as possible operation of the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) which or other issues such as status of petitioner as a USC or LPR. Moreover, an attorney should be consulted for help with the Visa Bulletin and making sure it is correctly interpreted. Search Avvo for an experience immigration attorney to assist you.
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