I'm an Indian citizen but born and raised in Dubai, UAE. My elder brother is a US citizen and he'll apply for my Green Card processing soon.
My question is whether the processing time will be shorter because I'm born in Dubai, UAE as it falls under different country because I heard in US they process your application by your place of birth not by your passport.
Can anyone kindly confirm ? Thanks
Country of birth in the siblings category is not expected to have a great effect, unless the quota for a certain country were to become over subscribed in that particular category.
Fr Indians it is in the employment based GC category that the country of birth makes the most difference.
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It makes no difference in your case ... it is 12+ years for both India and the UAE ... only Mexico & the Philippines have worse situations.
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I agree with both of my colleagues.
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