I have an approved I-130 in the F2B category as my parents applied it after they became green card holders. Not sure when they are due for citizenship. But, If they become citizens, will my category change from F2B to F1? Is there a process we must follow to change the category? Is there an age restriction to become green card holder in the F1 and F2B categories?
You used the word 'parents' which implies that both your mother and father each filed separate I-130 petitions for you. True?
I think not, and will assume that just one parent filed an I-130. That parent, not you, needs to contact the NVC ... if it is advantageous to do so.
No, there is no age restriction for FB-1 (Family Based 1st preference)
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As soon as they become citizens you should notify nvc immediately
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The F2B category is for the unmarried adult children of LPRs. The F1 is for the adult unmarried children of US citizens. Therefore, the age is not an issue -- an adult is anyone 21 and over. If you marry, that changes the landscape significantly. But age is not a factor.
Once the applicable parent is a USC, send a copy of his/ her naturalization certificate to the NVC along with the case number and any other applicable information. They will send a confirmation of a change in category. The priority date will remain the same of course.
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