When the F2A visa has been received when should the recipient enter the US?

Asked about 2 years ago - Fresno, CA

Because we were hoping to stay in the Philippines until the holidays and another family celebration, that's why we would like to know until when are we allowed to stay , when the visa is given. Thank you very much.

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . You must enter the US within 6 months.

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

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    Answered . Once the immigrant visa has been issued at the consulate you are given 6 months from the date of issuance in which to enter to US and activate the processing of the green card. This should give you time to celebrate the holidays there and travel to the US when it suits your plans.
    Congratulations!

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  3. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . Before the visa expires.

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

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