I'm a naturalized US Citizen and would like to petition my parents for green card. My parents have B1/B2 visa and have been visiting US multiple times. Question:
1) Can my parents submit their green card application while in the US and wait for an interview to be conducted in US instead?
2)... or is it advisable to submit outside the US instead?
3) What's the average time to get an interview?
4) How long does it take to process green card for Philippine passport holders?
PS we're looking for a lawyer as well
It is not advisable to come to the US as a visitor with intent to immigrate. However if a person has been admitted as a visitor, they may file to adjust status in the U.S. Adjustment is nearly always must faster than consular processing.
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.
Adjustment of status in the US and consular processing abroad each have their pros and cons. This is not the place to discuss those in depth. Indeed you are right to want to retain an attorney, Discuss the options with him or her.
It is likely that your parents will not have an interview date before their tourist visa expires. Since they are immediate relatives, they are not subject to the visa bulletin. It would be best to meet with an attorney to discuss your case. You can find one using the find a lawyer tab at avvo.
Alexus P. Sham-The above information is only general in nature and does not constitute legal advice. It does not create an attorney-client relationship.
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