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I-130 and diplomatic visa what happens?

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My brother petitioned for me on a I-130. If I work in the USA with a diplomatic visa (A visa I think) and my priority number becomes valid. Can I Change my status without leaving the USA? Also my family would be with me as dependents what will happen to them? Can I also request a change of status for them at the same time?
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Did your brother petition for you more than 12 years ago?

If not ... then this is an academic question ... you need to wait 12 years, at least.

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The priority date waiting list is here:


As Attorney Capriotti indicated, there is a long wait for sibling sponsorships. If you are in the US legally at the time your case becomes current, yes, you can adjust your status without leaving.

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A wait of 12-14 years is what happens on a sibling's petition.

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