I think you mean FB-1 (unmarried son/daughter of a US citizen that is over 21 years old at the time of filing the Petition). As the other attorney pointed out, if you are in the US without current papers, you have big problems. If you are obeying the law and patiently waiting in your home country for the visa .. it will take about 7 years from the date your father filed the papers to start things.
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If you are under 21, you have a problem. If over 21, then you need to look at the monthly visa bulletin.
It sounds like you may be in the US already. If that is true, you need to talk with an immigration lawyer about how to proceed with your case. If you are still in a valid immigration status, such as B-2 visitor, and your change of status has been approved, you may start going to school right away without going home to get an F-1 visa. You can get the F-1 visa the next time you make a trip home. If you are out of status because you overstayed your authorized stay, and have been here for a year or more since your authorized stay expired, you will be barred from reentering the US for ten years as soon as you depart the US. If you are here out of status and have been out of status for a year or more, your options are greatly limited. If you are currently in your home country, you may be able to apply for your student visa using your I-20 and the USCIS approval notice without waiting for NVC action. Go to the US Embassy web site for your home country to learn about how to apply for a student visa.
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