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My mother is us citizen, how long is going to take if she apply for my brother to bring him in us? My brother is in Afghanistan.

New York, NY |

What form my mother need to fill out ? In order to bring my non citizen brother from Afghanistan to USA.

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If your brother is under 21 years old than it can be done in less than a year. If your brother is older than 21 than it wil take about 5 years. She needs to file form I-130 with proof of the relationship, such as a birth certificate and proof of her U.S. citizenship. The current fee is $420.00.

If you still find the process confusing, you mother may want to hire an immigration attorney who can do it for her.

You can find more information here

Andre Olivie, Esq.


I agree with the above answer.

For further information about waiting times, please see the latest State Department Visa Bulletin at