My mother is married and my grandparents wanted to petition for her a green card... How many years could that take? And could they include my father too? Can they stay in Mexico during this process or do they need to be in the US? Thank You!
Since your mother is married, she falls under a 3rd preference category -- married daughter of a US citizen. Visas are now available to those with priority dates, i.e. those who filed on or before April 1, 2002. If your grandparent files now in 2012, she will get her visa petition Form I-130 approved in about 4 months, but it will take approximately 8-10 years before a visa will become available to your mother, so that she can file for visa processing.
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It depends on how fast the F3 priority dates move. The movement of priority dates cannot be predicted.
See link below for priority dates.
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I agree with my colleagues.
This will not be a quick process based on her category and country of origin.
So, it's important that your grandmother not delay in filing, as that determines her priority date.
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