Asked about 2 years ago - Los Angeles, CA

I am a U.S. Citizen.

My parents are in India i wanted to know if i sponsor them how many years will it take to have them join me here in U.SA?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman


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    Answered . If you are 21 years of age or older, your parents are considered "immediate relatives". There are not subject to any numerical quota, and can immigrate to the U.S. in a matter of months.

    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. Ronald Jeffrey Tasoff


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    Answered . Assuming you are over 21 years of age there is no quota for parents of U.S. citizens.
    Thus the only delay would be the processing times.
    If your parents are currently in the U.S. and last entered legally (as tourist or in some other category) they can apply for adjustment of status. Currently in the Los Angeles area it is taking 5 to 6 months to process those types of cases (your parents can remain here while the paperwork is pending). If they are abroad it could take around a year depending on what consulate/embassy they will be applying at.

    I recommend you contact a qualified immigration lawyer, such as those who volunteer to answer immigration questions for Avvo, to advise you since other factors may be involved.

    Ron Tasoff

    Certified Immigration Law Specialist*
    Law Offices of Tasoff and Tasoff
    16255 Ventura Blvd. Suite 1000
    Encino, California 91436
    (818) 788-8900

  3. Otis Carl Landerholm


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    Answered . I agree with my colleagues. Good luck.

    Otis C. Landerholm, Esq.

  4. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . About a year

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more

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