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How long until my mother-in-law could sponsor her husband on an immigration visa?

Needham, MA |

My mother-in-law was married to her husband after my wife turned 18, so my wife would not be able to sponsor him on an i-130. If my wife were to sponsor her mother, how long would it take before her mother could bring her husband over on an immigration visa?

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At least 2 years.

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Carl Shusterman, Esq.
Former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82)
Board Certified Immigration Attorney (1986 - Present)
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(213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration experience. His response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.


can file immediately after she becomes a resident. The wait is 2+ years.


I agree with the other attorneys ... approximately 2 years.

Franco Capriotti - Senior Immigration Counsel

IMMIGRATION LAW PROFESSOR for 10 years -- LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This answer is offered for informational purposes only. It does not constitute an attorney-client relationship.


Approximatley two years.