I want to file a Immigration pettion for my stepfather. Can he legally adopt me? so I can file for him?

I am a U.S. citizen, my mother just received her greencard through me.Unfortunately, they got married after I turned 18 but they have been married for 25 years. Now my mom is greencard holder he has to wait for two years to come here?

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Neil Ian Fleischer

Neil Ian Fleischer

Immigration Attorney - Cincinnati, OH
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No you can not file for him not can he adopt you

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Stuart Jonas Reich

Stuart Jonas Reich

Immigration Attorney - New York, NY
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There is no way you can file for him individually at this point - the marriage creating the relationship would need to have happened before you turned 18.

Your mother's petition for him may actually take much longer than two years - speak with an attorney.

Caro Marie Kinsella

Caro Marie Kinsella

Immigration Attorney - Hallandale Beach, FL
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If the marriage was after you turned 18yrs then you cannot file for your step-father. Your mother will have to become a U.S. citizen to file for her spouse, as her immediate relative, otherwise she can file as a lawful permanent resident but her spouse will have to wait a few years before he can adjust his status.
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J Charles Ferrari

J Charles Ferrari

Immigration Attorney - Los Angeles, CA
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Unfortunately, you cannot petition him. Your mom will need to do so, and he will need to wait until she is a US citizen or his priority date becomes current in order to immigrate.

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Luis Alberto Guerra

Luis Alberto Guerra

Immigration Attorney - Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Your mother will have to petition for him.
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