I filed for my daughter's immigrant petition a few years ago and now, the priority date for her is now current. Will the status of my petition including the priorit date get affected if i file for my citizenship now? My daughter lives overseas by the way. Thanks.
It depends on what country your daughter is from. However, even if you naturalizing makes the wait longer, your daughter can choose, under the Child Status Protection Act, to remain as the daughter of a green card holder for purposes of getting her green card more quickly.
Bottom line: Go ahead and become a U.S. citizen.
The category will change once you are Naturalized. Depending on the country you are from it could be a problem and actually delay her case.
You should be contacted by the National Visa Center (603-334-0700) now that the priority date is current and if they have not, you can always call them and find out the status. Usually, this prompts the NVC to issue the affidavit of support and the Immigrant visa processing fee notices.
Marc Taylor, Esq.
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