on i797c In the column of Preference Classification, (was printed) 201 B INA MINOR CHILD OF USC. does that mean visa is available immediately. therefore the child can go set up an appointment with the US consulate where she lives to get the visa or she will have to wait for something else?
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Please chat with a local immigration lawyer, they should be able to answer your question fairly quickly, take care.
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It means you need to consult with an immigration attorney. There is not enough information to answer your question. Much depends on when you became a USC, where the child was born and whether she qualifies to derive citizenship or you indeed had to go through the immigration petition which would mean the NVC step before the appointment at the consulate.
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More information is needed to be able to give a meaningful answer. How and Whether you can immoderately transmit citizenship on your child will depend on your individual immigration. You need to consult with an immigration lawyer to analyze your facts.
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Assuming the child continues to be under 21 and a number of other factors, then a visa appears to be immediately available. However, preliminary processing is conducted by the National Visa Center. The child cannot just to to the embassy and get an immigrant visa.
Consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can review the facts of the case and recommend an approrpriate course of action.
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Yes, it should.
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