Is your husband her natural-blood father?
If not, how old was she when you married your husband?
Is your husband a Citizen of the United States?
Where is your daughter?
Have you consulted with an attorney?
If so, what did he/she say?
If not, why not?
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The answer depends on whether your husband is filing a petition as a U.S. citizen and whether your daughter is in the U.S. There are also other important factors such as how she entered the U.S. (with a visa, without inspection or under fraudulent circumstances), whether there were any arrests or convictions, and the like. If your husband is not presently a U.S. citizen and cannot become a U.S. citizen before your daughter turns 21, it is an important factor to consider also. It is best to seek private consultation with immigration counsel.
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You did not say if your husband is a US citizen or LPR?
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Is your husband also her father and he is a US citizen? Or, is he a permanent resident and she is not his daughter? All depends. Visa bulletin gives you approximate wait times for each category of family sponsored immigration.
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How soon depends upon many factors as explained in my colleagues' responses. You should probably seek the assistance of an immigration attorney who will look at all the factors and guide your husband daughter through this process.
Attorney Suri, former Immigration Officer. This answer is general in nature and does not in any way create an attorney-client relationship.
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