Hi, I'm preparing petitions for my parents who lives outside the US. I have some few concerns:
1.) My mother has existing petition (filed more than a decade ago) from her US Citizen Mother as Married Daughter over 21. But now I want to petition them which I think would be faster since it will be Immediate Relative so unlimited visa is available. My question is, is't okay to have 2 petitions on the same person?
2.) Is my father automatically included on that Petition of my grandmother? I'm asking because there's a question in Form I-130 if anyone has ever filed a petition for the beneficiary and I'm not sure what to answer.
3.) For their employment, will it be a big deal if they are unemployed?
Yes it is okay to have two visa petitions filed for one person. Yes, a spouse is included in a visa petition for a married daughter of a US citizen. There is no requirement for an immigrant to prove that they are currently employed.
The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an attorney to discuss your individual case.
You need to file a petition for each parent, and if they are in the US they each need to file for adjustment of status. If they are out of the US then the both will be processed through the NVC and the US consulate.
1. Your immediate relative petition on behalf of your mother will not interfere with the prior petition. You will have to file a separate relative petition on behalf of your father.
2. Your father is a derivative in the petition filed by your grandparent. However, he is not the principal in that petition.
3. Neither your father or mother are required to be employed.
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