Im an international student from Vietnam currently studying in the US. My aunt sponsors my family consisting of my parents who are living in Vietnam and me under F4 immigration. Im wondering if i need to go back to my country to have the interview with my parents. Oh by the way i have been the US for 2 years and mantained very good student status. If i have to go back to Vietnam for the interview according to law, is there posibility to request the interview in the US because i need to keep continuing my school
Because each individual family member will submit a "green card" application, you should be allowed to adjust status in the U.S. However, you will need to maintain your F1 status in the U.S. in order to do so. You should consult with an immigration attorney to assist your family in preparing the applications. Best of luck to you and your family.
Technically an international student is on what's called an F-1. The Family Sponsored 4th preference is called FS-4 ... this helps to avoid confusion.
Here's the deal. It will be FASTER and EASIER if you go to Vietnam for the interview.
Although you can do the interview in the US, you can only do it AFTER your parents enter the US ... approximately 9-12 months after they enter.
Thus, I encourage you to find a way to fly to Vietnam for a week ... I'm sure your professors will understand.
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Talk to an experienced immigration attorney. You may be able to adjust status here in the U.S.
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