Hello. I have recently became an American citizen and would like to obtain greencard for my parents. I will apply for I-130 separately. Currently they are not in the states. If I apply now how long would it take for them to obtain green card. I would like to have them here by March. If it takes long then we want to apply for greencard while they are here. Should I expect it to be more than 2 months.
They also don't have marriage certificate. They have a civil registry record showing the date of their marriages and shows none for divorce dates. Proving that they are still married.
Should I find more documents to prove that they were married when I was born?
The process takes around 9-12 months. Thus, March 2015 is an unrealistic goal.
They don't need to be married ... the key is whether or not they are listed on your birth certificate.
Consider having an attorney help you .. you'll save time and will avoid mistakes. Many of us use Skype for international cases like this.
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I would say around 9 to 12 months as long as no RFEs are required. I would recommend that you see an immigration attorney. A lot of us, including me, offer Skype consultations as well. Good luck.
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I agree with Mr. Capriotti. March is not realistic. Expect to wait about a year. Also, as Mr. Capriotti stated, their names on your birth certificate is what is important, not whether they are still married or not. I suggest you speak to an attorney.
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