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How fast will it take to apply for greencard or immigration for my brother? I am thinking to apply for him and his wife and kids

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My brother is married and has 2 children under the age of 21. Can i apply for him and family for immigration or greencard to the USA and if so how and how long does it take? IS there a particular form to apply for as a whole family or should it be individual. SHould it be for him alone then he brings the rest of his family or can i do it as a package for them.

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Assuming you are an American citizen, the process of the application is fairly straightforward, and could likely be completed within a few weeks. The problem is that sibling visas are on an extremely long waiting list, and it would probably be many years before they could immigrate. There are specific forms and processes. A brief consultation with an immigration attorney could provide you with the basic information.

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Check the Visa Bulletin to see te waiting time fro siblings to immigrate to the U.S. This is an F4 family based petition which takes no less than 10 years (more than 20 even), depending on the countryr of citizenship of your brother.

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