How long does it take does it take for a citizen to file for her mother outside of the US

Asked over 1 year ago - Bronx, NY

After receiving citizenship 3years after marrying to a citizen

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  1. Alena Shautsova

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    Answered . I agree. Depends on a consulate and facts of the case. Make sure mom does medical exam; you submit an affidavit of support on time, etc. All this can delay the process. Have a lawyer helping you, it's worth it.

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  2. Alice Antonovsky

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    Answered . You will need to consular process. If you are a citizen, the whole process will likely take around 6-8 months (give or take). I strongly advise you retain an immigration attorney to assist you, as filing a relative petition is not as easy as it may look. Good Luck.

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  3. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . It depends on the Consul ... my estimate is 7 to 12 months.

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  4. Tripti Sharad Sharma

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    Answered . Apply now. Once petition is approved, file goes to the NVC and then to the Consulate. It takes approximately 9-12 months for the entire process.

    This response is general in nature and cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known.... more

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